Small Changes, Big Results
I know I've mentioned how much I enjoy my job and working with incredible people. It's such a gift! Some days aren't easy, but there are days in which I truly get to make a difference in someone's life. It's so gratifying to help students have a fresh start or avoid issues that could have led to big problems down the road even though the latter isn't part of my job description. It's a gift. One incredible perk of building and maintaining relationships with my colleagues and students is that I get to indulge in delicious treats on a regular basis. One student brought me beautifully decorated sugar cookies, one advisor kindly shares a variety of chocolates when we meet in her office, and one of our program directors brings in doughnuts on a regular basis. Everyone in my office loves sweets, and we're all generous with them. We do potluck lunches together pretty regularly, and I've been gifted with lattes like never before. I love it, but I have to be careful. [...]