August 25, 2012

SAY YES!

I start my Junior Year at Iona College on Monday and I could not be more excited!

It's so different being a junior; everything isn't new and fresh but you still get that same back to school excitement. It's a great feeling knowing that you're going back to campus where you know the teachers, the lay of the land, and have all your friends.

There is no adjusting period, you jump right into it and that could be very exciting or very stressful.

I have a mixture of both.

I'm going back with a new e-board position on my school's Council for Greek Governance; I'm the Vice President of Communications and I could not be happier. I've always wanted to get involved and this is the perfect way.

I love Greek Life; I think it's the best decision someone could ever make and I will continue to uphold the values of not only Phi Sigma Sigma but of what it means to be a Greek.

With that new e-board position comes MORE responsibilities and more events and more things to put on my To Do list.

I'm also on my school's newspaper so that's another thing; I have a job in Residential Life and not to mention the daily task of classes and chapter meetings.

I just looked at my email and I already have a quiz in one of my classes on Thursday so obviously I'm stressing.

School didn't even start yet and there's already a million things to do. In the midst of all this, sometimes you forget what it means to be on your own, away at college, with the world at your fingertips.

My big (big sister in a sorority) gave me some great advice today. She told me to never use the word no; say yes to all new experiences and just live life because you will never remember the papers you wrote but will always remember the nights and the people you shared laughs with.

Yes, college is a time where you need to lay down the law and get an education and focus on your work but you can't forget to have some fun at the same time.

That's going to be my motto this year; I'm not much of a risk taker and I need to learn how to say "yes" more. I need to step outside my comfort zone.

Everyone needs to step away from the stress and say yes once in a while.







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