Unfortunately, we’re not going be be blogging through the summer SO this blog is my final blog for the semester. As my last blog I would like to enlighten you all on the events that happened last week and this week. It’s my birthday on the 31st so I wanted to share allllllll of my awesome events with you HOWEVER, my camera is broken so I don’t have any pictures from a lot of the events I’ve already done and I won’t be able to document the ones I plan to do for my birthday. =(
My 1st exciting event, however, that I for some reason have an impulse to tell everyone I meet is that I got to play the lotto for the 1st time.! I guess the perk/downside of being 20 is that you’re technically out of your teens but your not quite 21/an adult. With that said, since the Lotto is just about the only right I have (since I turn 18) I figured that I’d try that PowerBall lotto that they brought to California. Apparently, when I finally checked days later, I got 1 number correct! Although that’s not worth anything I thought it was pretty awesome that for my 1st time I actually got a number picked at all. (I won’t, however, be playing again haha)
ALSO, IT’S UPDATE TIME!
SO, I said I’d keep you guys posted on my status as an applicant for the Summer RA and NSO Leader positions and GUESSSS WHAT! Not only did I get both of the jobs but I’ve also started training.! Unfortunately my 1st day of work for Summer RA is my birthday but I’m excited to start. I must admit, however, that it’s been a CRAZZZZZY week with finals, training, PLUS trying to work my schedules around my 2 jobs and summer classes. Although it doesn’t sound like a lot: it was A LOT of work (especially since ALL of my friends wanted help moving out)! Over all, I’m really excited for this summer. Everyone keeps asking me what I fear most about being an RA and I think the only thing that scared me in the beginning is knowing that we only get 4 training days for an entire job that other people’s LIVES depend on! Thankfully, my boss gave us this binder to put all of the paperwork that we pick up during training and MANOHMAN does this “Survival Binder” help me in so many ways. It has powerpoints from people who helps us cover important topics like Title XI, Fire drills, Water safety, and anything between life threatening and something as simple as how to turn on the AC, along with my schedule and so many other helpful documents and guides.
Also, for my New Student Orientation Training we have neat new notebooks that the NSO incoming students will be getting that have ALLLLLLLL of the information you can ever need on there.! It’s so great that I’m almost jealous that during my NSO as an incoming student that I didn’t get one (we had folders instead). With NSO training it’s less life threatening so our training is more about building teamwork and leadership qualities through games and actives that, in fact, doesn’t at all seem like that’s what we’re doing. Today, after training, we went bowling and tomorrow my boss has planned “Water fun” (it’s a secret) and our last day of training is completely hidden on what we’ll be doing. Either way, I know it’ll be fun!
JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW:
NSO Program dates:
- June 6 Freshman Orientation
- June 7 Freshman Orientation
- June 114 Freshman and Transfer Orientation
- June 28 Freshman and Transfer Orientation
- July 12 Transfer Orientation
- Also, you should look into Overnight Orientation (you might get to see me twice!) all the info is here:http://www.csustan.edu/housing/nsoovernighthousing.html
So far, (and I’m only in training) both of these jobs have already taught me so much about teamwork and I can only IMAGINE what i’ll be learning about leadership! Unfortunately, I’ve already realized that just because these jobs are fun doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to be a piece of cake…ESPECIALLY NOT ALL THROWN TOGETHER AT ONCE! Hands down: this is doing to be a BUSY summer that I plan to enjoy! I hope to meet some of my readers along the way!
The biggest thing that’s been happening for the past 2 weeks are finals and that all of the housing students slowly leaving the dorms! I’m usually the 1st to go after my finals are over but now that I’m staying I helped so many of my friends move out and it was so sad watching everyone leave. I even met so many people to help them move and also their parents who were there to pick them up. I unfortunately lost this one particular student’s name, however, her and her family were so awesome that I wanted to put them in my blog. They had their truck loaded and I had to pull her aside to ask how she enjoyed Stanislaus and whether or not she was returning to the dorms. Thankfully, she enjoyed her 1st year at Stanislaus so much and she said that she would be returning to live in the dorms but mainly because her father wanted her to. I really laughed when I heard this simply because my dad is the SAME EXACT WAY! My father doesn’t want me living anywhere but on campus because he doesn’t want any reasons for me to not to stay on track and I must admit: staying in the dorms does help out with that (you kind of have no excuse to not go to class). With that said, with A LOT of hard work for my final grades for this semester I got 3 “A’s” and 1 “B” and 1″C”. I wish I didn’t get the ‘C” but the 200 point final was a bit tougher than I imagined so my lovely B dropped to a C. I hope every one else’s semester went great and that you all Ace’d your finals! ALSO, to all of you Seniors I hopeeeee to see you next year at CSU Stanislaus, at NSO, or even maybe here during the summer for Summer Bridge or Early Start! =)
(if you want more info on those: they can be found here:
FINALLY, I want to say,
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SENIORS!!!!!!
and even to our own bloggers who are graduating (be sure to stop by their pages)! May 31st is our baccalaureate graduation ceremony and I plan to attend for a few of my friends. The 31st is also MY BIRTHDAYYYYYY so I’m also really looking forward to enjoying my 20th birthday this Friday. As interesting as this sounds, to celebrate I plan to eat some free iHop pancakes. Secretly, however, i’m hoping my family and friends come surprise me since i’ll be working that day from 3:45PM-7AM the next morning.Either way, I’ve really learned how to have fun by myself or with my awesome new co-workers!
WISH ME LUCK EVERYONE AND I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! =)
Thanks for reading!