I am never the type to go all out for Halloween, but one particular Pixar movie made me a believer. Last year, I signed up as a volunteer for Zoo Boo at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. My duties included running games and handing out candy. Not many of the other volunteers dressed up, but there […]Read more "Blog #18: Best Halloween Ever"
God Bananas Kettle corn Lattes with almond milk My brother dancing Late nights around a bonfire Cheez-Its Scarves Dancing Singing in the car Reading Christmas music Morro Bay Clothes out of the dryer Haircuts Old Converse that fit just right Sushi Celebrating birthdays, graduations, marriages, and anniversaries Teaching someone something new Watching my favorite movie […]Read more "Blog #17: Happiness"
Dear World, You must know: I am the most interesting person alive on this earth, and quite possibly the most interesting human being on any earth in the multiverse. Why would I make such an audacious claim with such confidence? Let’s talk about chewing gum. It comes in different flavors, sizes, and textures. It is […]Read more "Blog #16: I am…the most interesting person in the world"
Gratitude–a feeling of appreciation or thanks. Beyond Thanksgiving and the occasional thank you card sent after receiving something from a friend, cultivating a culture of gratitude is hard but rewarding work. According to the Newsweek article “5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude“, being grateful is almost guaranteed to produce a positive result. Studies show that grateful […]Read more "Blog #15: Gratitude"
Writers and public relations professionals must have a symbiotic relationship, meaning two sides must exist. If you’re the PR pro, know as much as you can about the writer or publication. If you’re the writer, know about the PR pro or PR agency. We’re all humans with a finite amount of time. Be understanding and respectful […]Read more "Blog #14: Making the best pitch"
In my first service-learning class, I was able to help with the planning of a fundraiser event for the Student Cupboard on campus. However, non-profit events are not all the same. All events should have an answer for the questions who, what, when, where and why. If the event doesn’t have a clear goal, you won’t […]Read more "Blog #12: Special Events for Non-Profits"
Enthusiasm for people and seeing them succeed Reliable student, leader and friend Incredibly nerdy Kindhearted Always looking for a way to improve Christ follower An older sister Servant-leader Talks with a slight lisp Always smiling Nearsighted Open to possibilities Never going to stop pursuing her dreamsRead more "Blog #11: This is Me"