The past few weeks have been a struggle. I have always had a hard time dealing with hate, racism, and bigotry. I have always experienced it—and that probably won’t change anytime soon.
I am dedicating this month’s blog to all the #HumansOfNirsa who are coping, managing, navigating, and surviving through this storm of epic proportions.
What an end of summer we have had. From protests at Charlottesville to the first solar eclipse since 1979 to the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, it has been an emotional time for many.
This is the time of year when we say goodbye to the dog days of summer and gear up for the start of school. You can feel the excitement building.
The calendar flipping to August signals the time of the year where our lives as recreational professionals start to get a little busier.
Recently, I’ve been able to take a step back and realize what mistakes teach us. I no longer view mistakes as signs of defeat. Instead, I view them as signs of growth.
A few years ago, when I initially applied for the position, I stated that after many years of learning from those in front of me, it was now time to take on more leadership roles.
I always knew what kind of person I wanted to be. It was always in the back of my mind and never too far from my immediate thoughts.
NIRSA President Bill Crockett, Executive Director of Campus Life Services & Campus Center at University of Maryland, Baltimore, invites NIRSA members to elevate their paths in the year ahead and shares what the Association is doing to elevate its path.
I have always been drawn to the word “elevate.” In my mind, the definition is simple: it means to rise, to progress to the next level, to grow.