"It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order." Douglas Hofstadter
It's that time again, that time of the semester when you have a ton of papers and way too many tests, can we say "Hello Midterms!” Yes, next week will truly be a busy week, and Friday kicks off the Midterms. I am truly looking forward to my European History Midterm, and tomorrow I have a Math and Sociology test. Overjoyed doesn't begin to express how I feel. Just one more week till Spring Break, and because I have so much going on now, I think Spring Break will be that much more worthwhile, because I can go on break feeling accomplished that I worked hard for my tests.
I also mentioned in my last blog how I was going to a Lead Conference. I must say I am SO glad I went. North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a beautiful school, and they did a wonderful job hosting LEAD this year. It was an amazing learning experience for me. I took a series of workshops that helped me to understand how to be a better leader and also how to better myself. I took the workshops, "The Woman Without A Vision Will Result Back To Her Past", "Put Your Conflict In The Past", "Walking On Thin Ice: Building Trust", and "Look To The Future- Find Your DNA Motivational Style!” As well as taking workshops on leadership and character building everyone attending LEAD listened to the keynote speaker, Minnie Forte-Brown (Master Teacher of Speech Communication, NCCU). To sum up what she said, there is a little "swagger" in all of us; it is a matter of how we express and utilize our confidence and how we lead and interact with others that is key. I really hope I have the opportunity to go to next year's LEAD Conference!
Aside from Midterms and the LEAD Conference, I'm looking forward to writing my next English paper. My paper will be on my cultural experience with romance novels by Brenda Joyce and why I like them and how I relate to them. I know my English teacher is excited about my topic. I stayed with her after class the other day and discussed the topic with her.
This is why I just love Guilford. I feel like I can just get, not overly personal but personal enough that having a conversation with my professor is not constricted to the norm of an average "teacher-student" relationship. I also feel that way at work. There is fine line between my work-study boss and me on campus, but it is not the same kind of relationship as I had between my former coffee shop employer and myself. I feel truly more connected to my professors and my work-study bosses here at Guilford and at the end of the day I value that more than anything else.
But on that note my lovely readers, I'll be back in a couple of days, so take care of yourselves, be safe, be well, and be you! Have an amazing "rest of the week!" All right, I've have a few more things to do before I have to go to work and start studying, hopefully that will be easier than dodging the rain and snow, again.
Guilford LEAD Conference Group.