Ups and Downs of the Semester

Last night at our wing meeting, each resident had to say one thing that made them happy this year and one thing that made them sad. This was a great community builder and even though we have less than 4 weeks left together it definitely brought everyone closer. It also gave me a sense of what was going on with my guys that I couldn’t see was happening.

Push-up contest

Tonight, I challenged a handful of my residents to a push up contest. I got completely destroyed but afterwords we had a really good conversation about the benefits of working out, especially right before finals week. I might challenge them again but hopefully I do better! 

Why should we recycle?

I have been noticing a lot of recyclable material being thrown into the garbage in the kitchen. So I decided to talk to some guys who I know cook in there about. They really didn’t understand why they should recycle because they are only one person. So I explained to them that the majority of people think that way and if people start changing their behaviors the plants would be a better place. I spoke of the benefits of recycling and composting and also ways that they can reduce their carbon footprint.

Professionalism

Tonight I had a good conversation with a couple residents about professionalism. We talked about things like doing our hair and keeping our facial hair neat, instead of just letting it grow. We also talked about dressing a little professional even in our everyday life so that people will respect us more. Being professional is something that is always a work in progress but it’s never too late to start working on it.