Hello all,

No, I have not forgot about my blog. It seems like I haven’t written in a while. But really, I have been tending all of my energy toward life lately. Everything has just gotten stressful, high stung and overwhelming. So, I haven’t had all the time in the world to sit down and write on my blog. I have been wanting to, trust me. I love writing! I love love love it. I wish I could have been expressing my thoughts to you all through the past week, because it’s been a whirlwind.

I have been dealing a lot with school, truthfully. This is the time in the semester when all of this homework suddenly appears and my free time disappears.

But! I had an amazing weekend at the Regional Leadership Conference in Milwaukee! It was so cool to be surrounding by hundreds of other campus leaders that are just as passionate about leadership as I am. I learned a lot in those two days, and by far the coolest part of the whole weekend was all the people I got to meet. I build friendships in those two days that I will cherish forever.

The best part was being with all those people and sharing ideas that we use on our campus and hearing their ideas that they use on their campus. Exchanging those ideas is a growing process. I learned so much from them that I brought back to my campus to build a better community, and they took ideas from my delegation to bring to their campuses. We are all leaders who want to keep building and making our little campus communities grow and be better.

Driving home from the conference, a thought came over me: I really love leadership. I want to do something with this. I WANT to keep doing this. So, I am going to apply to be my campus National Communications Coordinator, because the position is open. This position is huge, and it would mean going to these conferences all year for two years. I am excited to apply, and hopefully get it. If not, I’ll keep being the leader I am! Really, you do not need a special position on your campus to be a leader. Anyone can be a leader. Also, a leader is no more special than a follower. It’s not a top-down relationship. Leaders and followers are equal partners. They should work together to make the whole community better.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, guys. Really cherish this time with your families and be thankful for what you have. If you have time, spend some time giving to those who do not have all that you do. When you go home, thank your parents. Tell them how much you need them. Actually, tell everyone in your life that you care about them. Those people should never question their worth in your life. Tell them how much they mean to you.

Love, Rosie.


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