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.
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!
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.
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.
Tonight, Dr. Larson joined us for a grill out in the pavilion inside. He led a great discussion on the importance of trees, not only for air quality, but mostly for the history they tell. It was a great night.