I hope you're all having a wonderful day!! It's been three weeks since I arrived back at One Winooski Park and let me tell you, it has been a jam packed three weeks. From welcoming in the Class of 2017, VITA team training and retreat, and getting re-adjusted to being back in class and running activities- it has really been a lot.
Also, when did I become a senior????
Honestly it feels like yesterday, I began blogging as a first year in the fall of 2010, and here we are three years later about getting ready for my senior year. Time really does go so fast.
Day 1: Reunited and It Feels So Good, Hugs, and OMG WE LOVE THE QUAD COMMONS!!!!!
The fam and I left NY at about 4am and got to campus around 11. When I arrived, I was so lucky to run into my SMC mom, Anna Lester, who from the very beginning of my time at SMC has been one of my biggest supports. We had about a two hours to move stuff into my townhouse (one of which I just spent sitting in my best friend, Kate's, kitchen because I had just missed her so much) before I had to go to my first VITA meeting of the day. It was so nice being reunited with everyone, but the most exciting part of the day was when I got to vlog this:
First, is your step by step tour of the new Quad Commons residence hall, staring the VITA Team:
|Making goody bags for first years in Alliot!!|
|Team meeting in the new Quad Commons lounge!!|
Honestly, I am so amazed at how wonderfully SMC is expanding for the future and that I get to experience this during my final year at SMC. We ended up having VITA team meeting in one of the new lounges (with panoramic views of campus- gorgeous!!) and then heading back to Alliot to make VITA bags, filled with goodies, for the incoming Class of 2017.
Day 2: WELCOME CLASS OF 2017!!!!
|Anna, Tim, Colleen, Emily and I at the VITA table in Ross!!|
|VITA team 2013!! Tim, Maura, Colleen, Emily, Kate, Kelly, Lauren, me, and Katie!!|
Day 3: Rock Point and Orientation Mass
|Uhh... guys? What are you doing? Hahaha!!|
|MOVE and VITA core teams!!|
Day 4: Tears, Reflection, Moe's and I hope I Don't Die on this Hike
|Team ready for the hike!!|
|Senior members and SMC mom, Anna!!|
I couldn't have been happier.
Honestly, SMC brings a lot of light into people's lives, even when they don't know they need it. Being back has made me see that even more and makes me just so lucky to be apart of this supportive and loving SMC family. Hopefully my senior year continues to bring this every day.
If you have any questions or just want to get in touch, please never hesitate to send me a tweet on Twitter, ask.fm anonymous question, or shoot me an email- I'm always happy to help!!
Until next time, I send you my very best wishes,