Let’s sit down and study the intricate ways our minds make connection from the weight of our experiences, the conditioning of our environments, and the noises we have heard, absorbed, and rebounded.
It takes a lot of energy to change and many of us are absolutely drained. This year has been an extended metamorphosis, so what stage are we in?
Summer is meant for swimming—even if you dislike the water or don’t know how to swim. Like a lot of people, my own mind is a place where I’ve been swimming a lot lately.
I’m half white and half Latinx; looking a certain way and acting a certain way has always kept me halfway “in the window” and halfway out. Our individual experience shapes our perspectives in these conversations.
We have overcome. We, the humans of NIRSA, have caught each other when the world turned upside down.
So I’m curious. Can you explain what you do, what you love, and your biggest passion in life in eight seconds or less? Seems difficult, right? Try it for yourself.
As your life may be beginning to change, remember that doors never truly close. We have the ability to make choices—such as maintaining communication with our friends and taking time to reflect on our memories.
In the final month of NIRSA leadership with the Student Leadership Team and the Member Network, I find myself nearing a lot of goodbyes as I am sure most of you are as well.
This issue of NIRSA Student Leader’s Notes is the final installment of the anthology of student leadership lessons that I began back in July.
Think intentionally about how you can amplify your individual experience. You may think about it through a professional, academic, or personal lens. What are you going to do this year that will amplify your life?