Keeping up my involvement was a lot harder than I had anticipated. My first semester college certainly presented me with quite a few challenges. I had to adjust to a completely new and independent lifestyle. I didn’t have my mom coming into my room every morning to make me go to class. I had to shrink my personal living space by quite a bit, but I would say I’ve made impressive use of my 9 x 7 foot rectangle in my triple-person room. Not only did I have to adjust to college but also I had to adjust to the Big Apple. After living in suburban South Jersey for 18 years, the shift definitely caught me off guard.
Despite all those changes, I never forgot what Girl Scouts had done for me. I have certainly applied the dedication and leadership skills I developed in Girl Scouts in the classroom setting, and the time management skills I learned from my Gold Award and my role as the Ambassador for the Board of Directors certainly helped me make good use of my study time. And I every time I saw a Girl Scout troop selling cookies in the student center, I made sure to make a donation.
After the crazy adjustments I made fall semester, I was ready to ease back into my involvement. I joined USWIB, Undergraduate Stern Women in Business, and began collaborating with the Community Service Chair. Our club hosted a week-long celebration of women through Women’s Week, and what better way to serve the Girl Scouting community than to host a Her Story Try-It Workshop?
I'll keep you posted on my future badge workshop endeavors! For now, it's time for me to start prepping for finals!
Yours in Girl Scouting,