I had a post all planned out for today, but I have to scrap it in favor of good news.
If you've been reading for a while, you know I've talked ad nauseum about how much I loved my previous career in student affairs / higher education at colleges and universities. My most recent job in this field was at my undergrad alma mater, a religiously affiliated institution in a large metropolitan area. I ran the Orientation program and was a student affairs generalist, advising a couple clubs, doing some programming, sitting on committees. I also spent a fair amount of time with students who were having a hard time and helping them figure out how to put the pieces together. One of the greatest joys were the 30 or students that worked for the Orientation program. I really enjoyed the time I spent with them, particularly the ones who worked for Orientation for several years.
Several of these students still live in DC and I'm friends on Facebook with many of them.
I was tickled today to get a message from one of them. She's have some professional challenges and asked if I would chat with her about it. I feel sort of honored that she reached out to me.
1 week ago