Sunday, May 23, 2010

Color Splash Sunday - Inspiration... And my 101st post!

I missed my 100th post! It was my last post about the pink-themed "Two Moms Made a Photo Challenge." I didn't really have any specific plans regarding this momentous event, but I'm a little bummed that I didn't even mention it.

But, hey, if there was a movie about 101 spotted dogs, I can certainly celebrate 101 posts. *throws streamers*

Welp, that was fun.

On to Color Splash Sunday.


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This week's theme was Inspiration.




This is a bulletin board in my office where I display thank you cards from students I've met. I work in college admissions, so I give tours, help them with the application process, follow up after they're accepted, guide them through Financial Aid, and basically be the "go to" girl for all students in my territory (CT and MA). Some of them have it easy - they are accepted quickly, they file their FAFSA, and they are all set. Others, though, have it a little harder. Sometimes, I speak to a family several times a week.

But when they move in to their dorm in August and become students at my alma mater, I get that feeling, like it was all worth it. All of the phone calls, the emails, it was SO worth it. To help students pick the place where they are going to be for the next 4 years, and to support them in choosing their education. It's such a hard decision, but when students send me thank you cards (especially in an age where most teenagers would rather text), I know I am making a difference in their lives.

I love my job.

Okay, link up! Next week, we'll do FLAGS. It can be any flag - one from the country you live in, the country you WISH you lived in or one that is part of your heritage. I am looking for creativity here. For example, a flag made of berries on a cake. Basically, it doesn't have to be real flag. (But it can be.)

Also, check my Color Splash Sunday page up above to see more upcoming themes!

9 comments:

beingzaraandzidan said...

hey thats really cute! i can tell ur a great teacher.
I will try to do something on this & will stop by to inform u.

Mama Hen said...

Hey there! I just found your blog. Happy 100th blog post!! I look forward to seeing more of your creativety! Come visit me at Mama's Little Chick.

Mama Hen

www.mamaslittlechick.com

Lena said...

That is so sweet! I am pleasantly surprised that it's not all about emails and texts. Cards are awesome, I never understood how some people just don't seem to get the concept of giving one.
Nice shot as well!

Watery Tart said...

I didn't know what you did--that sounds like a pretty rewarding job, actually... I bet there are a lot of people very thankful to find you! And you KNOW I love that one of your cards has a llama on the front...

Camile Teresa said...

Cute space! I am so glad you described your job. It sounds like you do an amazing service for potential students and their familes. YOU are an inspiration!

Marlis said...

I can so understand why those cards inspier you.

Bec said...

I'd love for you to guest post for me while I'm away ;) You should be getting an info email shortly!

http://www.theiheartblog.com

Cherees said...

Congrats on the 100th Post!!! Sorry I haven't participated lately. I just haven't been very click happy. I took some pics of Sephy for her dance and then today of some strawberries but I just haven't wanted to get out and play with the camera. :( I will get back in the swing of things soon. Thank you for being a supportive bloggy friend!

Serline said...

Thanks to my hubby, the pic with the purple crayon is the favorite of the lot!