Hi, hello, welcome! It is Tuesday, AUGUST 1ST which means I am in the very final stretches of my time with LeaderSpark, and it’s also time to get caught up on what happened last week! So let’s get started…
Last week, life was a flurry. I spent a lot of time painting signs, reaching out to organizations, and doing, quite literally, anything I could to tell people about the awesome organization that I am a part of and the back to school retreat that we are hosting. Thankfully, we received some huge donations last week (shoutout to Franklin County!!), so the retreat is now F R E E for all interested students, which has definitely increased our numbers!
In response to Franklin County showing us some love, Kay bought me a bag of kettlecorn and uber-ed me to my meeting at the Columbus Foundation. Needless to say, Friday was a good day. The best part of last week for me, however, was the Fellows Learning Session we had that Friday in conjunction with the Fellows from the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus. The session delved into the missions of the organizations we were working with, our personal missions, and how those two things aligned with our values. I’m the kind of person that constantly thinks about these kinds of things, but I don’t tend to express them with others nearly as often, so getting the chance to sit down and talk with strangers about the things that they are passionate about was a pretty cool opportunity for me. Hearing people talk about the excitement that they have for the future is my absolute FAVORITE thing.
Friday’s Learning Session reinvigorated me to keep working hard at the job I am doing with the Columbus Foundation. It reminded me about how much I LOVE the community that I am working for and how much they DESERVE to be represented, cared for, and fought for. Sometimes all it takes is a simple conversation to remind you that you are exactly where you’re supposed to be.
Thanks for hanging out, and I’ll see you next week.
Until next time, friends,