Yesterday, the incoming class of 2016 at Keene State College found out where they will be living this year. I randomly started crying over this fact, because I miss it. I miss the anticipation of finding out who my residents are, I miss being able to giggle with my fellow RAs at how adorably clueless the Freshmen are, I miss ResLife. I applied for another job, and really hope something comes through for me. If not, I am looking for grad school again. Because this is my path. I miss being in a college setting, being a mentor and role model for college students. I miss being a part of something big and special.
The movie theatre is fun and all, but it lacks the meaning a career in student affairs can give me. I got all excited at the prospect of organizing a staff bonding activity (like Cosmic Bowling or something), and joked around that I really need to find a ResLife job, but I was only half joking. I know I’ve been questioning my future and my path, but it was right here all along. I know the path, I just need to know how to get there, I guess.
So, I will pick back up on my grad school searching, and really take advantage of my resources. It is overwhelming, but at least I will be able to focus on the grad school applications without any distractions this time.
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