I just returned home from one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I was a leader for an IUBeginnings trip. IUBeginnings is an option given to incoming freshmen and transfer students at Indiana University. As a part of my job I was given the opportunity to "lead" a group of 20 students and keep them from killing themselves.
It was one of the best 5 days ever.
I know that as time goes on, and people go their different ways, that memories will fade and names will be forgotten. However, the impact of this experience will not. I haven't laughed that hard and smiled so much in a long time. My cabin really brought a great deal of joy and humor and light into my life and into the other participants' lives. You all were amazing.
I'm so proud that I was able to make an impact on you all. I cannot wait to see what will happen to you all in the next 4 years. All of you will do great things, and become even more wonderful and beautiful.
Thank you for your kind and loving words. I love you all so much more than you realize. I hate that I'm not going to be in Bloomington with you all. I would love to be with you through your first year...I'm sorry that I can't be there physically...I am there in spirit though.
Again, Thank You...all of you...for your beautiful hearts and spirits. Stay Bright and Stay True.
I love you all.