Saturday, February 28, 2009

Real Life snow experience

One of my sisters wrote our letters in the snow to mark us Phi Sigs being in Chicago. Real Snow!!!!

Sad part about being a PA

So I am a Program Assistant for the ELS students that live on campus. I love it because I get to meet new people from different countries, though most of them are from Asia, I am still able to learn different customs and traditions. They are some of the sweetest and most polite people ever. They are grateful for everything anyone does for them.
They come here to learn English. Some live on campus, which are the ones I am in charge of. They most complete 12 sessions, with each session lasting only one week. Some stay here for the entire 12 sessions and others only come for one or two. It sucks when they only stay for a couple of months because it is like I never had the chance to really get to know them. It makes me sad.
Next month, more of them will move out. And more will move in. I love to see more coming, but not leaving. Some of the ones I grew close to are leaving next week and I am not looking forward to it. A normal RA has the same residents for the entire year unless people move out or something, but that is usually only a couple of students. None of the students that lived here in September live here now. Most of them went back home.
I guess I will always have my memories. Hopefully I can work in housing over summer, because then I will still get to work with them. I just hope I can keep in contact with some of them.

Monday, February 23, 2009

LC in Chi-Town

Well, this weekend was a LONG LONG LONG weekend. I spent it at a Phi Sigma Sigma leadership retreat in Chicago. Most people would think, "Ooo a weekend in Chicago, how fun."
I had some fun hanging with my sisters and playing in the snow for the first time. We made snow angels and threw snow around. We could only stay outside for 5 minutes at a time, but we enjoyed what we could of it. Other than that, it was conference after conference those three days.
We had to learn how to improve on our leadership skills. It is important to learn, especially since we are all new at our positions. I learned a lot and met some really cool people.
We spent more than 12 hours each day in workshops and stuff. It was hard to stay awake. Especially since I was up at 8am Chicago time, but really 6am Cali time. That is not the business.
I hope I can share what I learned with the rest of my chapter and improve on my positions for the future.
Oh, and we had Chicago style pizza which is AMAZING!! I must learn to make.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My first blog

So, I have racking my brain all week about what to write and here I am with nothing to write. I have never blogged before. This is my first time. I actually created a second blog after I Monday to write some of my own personal stuff in and post photos. That does not belong here.
Actually, i don't know what we are suppose to write about. i thought we would get a subject to write about and go off that. That was not the case. Maybe after the next class I will know what to write. Maybe I can think of a subject to focus my blogs on. Who knows. This should be fun.
I have always thought about blogging but never saw a reason for it until now. Well, here's to my new adventure in blogging :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Greetings and Salutations

Welcome to my first experience in blogging. I will write on a consistent basis on different topics. Stay tuned.

Sher Porter