I’m Back…

I think I am going to start every article I write with “I’m back!” Here is my weekly article, which is now coming out twice a week. I know, excuses, excuses, but I have some…

I’m back!! I am very happy to be back today. I write these articles while I am working in study hall in the cafeteria with the students who are not doing so well in school. I get the privilege of making sure that they are working hard and that they are not on facebook. I help them with math and sometimes just chat with them about life. It is a good place, most of the time to get things done. The reason I did not write last week, was because I was sick and went to sleep before 9:00pm. It was great to get some sleep, but was horrible to be sick! I have no patience for being sick, and it is the only time that I openly complain. And you guys thought I was so strong.

I also dealt with a lot of drama over the last two weeks with the girls’ crew team. 2 girls left the team and one coach now has less duties. I say “addition by subtraction.” The morale and attitude on the team has increased and people are much happier! It was a lot to deal with, but we are back and moving forward.

I learned a lot about myself over the last two weeks, and most of it was good! I learned that I was a leader, a person who could lead other peers and young people, a leader who is able to lead in the face adversity, a person who can stand up to other adults. I learned I could be the person who brings people together and the person who can communicate with people, students, bosses and parents, as a leader of something that is bigger than just me. I learned that I can be the person to lead an organzation and a team to some place better. I gained a massive amount of confidence in the last two weeks. I am proud of myself.

Think of a time when you can say that about yourself, I want to hear about it.

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