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One Month Down

….less than eight to go

So far, this semester has been going by EXTREMELY fast. It honestly feels like I’ve only been here a week, but then I realize it’s been a month.  This semester is a lot different, and a lot better than the last.

Last year I came in as a first-year student: confused, disoriented, having no friends, and not knowing what to expect. This year, I came in as a Resident Assistant, ready for a new year, new classes, to see my friends, and to fall right back into place. It’s amazing the feeling you get when everything just feels right; where I am, what I am doing, and who I’m spending my time with.

It’s only been a month and being an RA has been amazing. My residents (all 12 of them) are incredible. Helping them transition to Saint Rose has already helped me become a better leader and more sensitive person. I can’t wait to see how much they grow over the year (no matter how sappy that sounds).

In a couple weeks I’ll be running the Color Me Rad 5k, something I never would have considered a year ago. A year ago I never would have had quite enough confidence to be an RA, yet here I am. I was able to bring the majority of my residents to Reach Out Saint Rose, something I never got the chance to even attend last year (I wound up on crutches the day before).

My Reach Out Saint Rose team "reaching out"

My Reach Out Saint Rose team “reaching out”

My last post of last semester, I talked about how much Saint Rose has changed me for the better, and how happy I’ve been since I first came here. Now this may sound like it belongs in a Lifetime movie, but with every day I feel even happier, and I know that Saint Rose is the best thing that has ever happened to me. 

 “The only way to do good work is to love what you do” ~ Steve Jobs

Until next time,
Anne Marie

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