Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sorry for the Delay...

Hi All,

I want to apologize for not blogging more consistently this summer. It has been a crazy summer for me so far.  It is hard to believe I have to be back at Rockhurst in just over a month for Residence Life training before all the students come back to campus. This will be my second year being on the Residence Life staff at Rockhurst.

Part of the reason I have been so busy this summer is that my family took a five day vacation to Disney world a few weeks ago. It was an awesome time and the weather was over all pretty good. It did rain more than it normally does down in Orlando but that did not really stop us. Over the short period of time we were in the parks my family visited all 4 theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios) as well as one of the Disney water parks.

There is just something magical (not to sound cheesy) about being down in Orlando. When you walk down main street at the Magic Kingdom you suddenly forget about the outside world and just see the magic all around you. Thanks to my sisters encouragement I went a lot more of the Disney Roller-Coaster type rides this time. Disney's roller-coasters are not that bad at all. 

It was fun to spend the quality time with my sisters. One night my sisters and I stayed at the parks later than my parents did. It was fun running though the park with them hopping on whatever ride had the shortest wait (including the little kid roller-coaster which lasted less than a minute).

One of my favorite parks has always been and continues to be Epcot. There is one ride that takes you on a tour through all this research Disney is doing on growing different types of fruits and vegetables. So they have their own green house inside the park and even use what they grow at the restaurants in the park. Also at Epcot my sisters and I had our picture taken with Mary Poppins (I will have to find the picture and post it next time). 

A final thought on Disney we stayed for the fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom one night. The extensive fireworks show is amazing. What even makes it more amazing is to think that they do it day after day to ensure that all their visitors can have the same magical experience.

Here are two good quotes by Walt Disney: "I don't want the public to see the world they live in while they're in the Park (Disney Parks). I want to feel they're in another world."

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It has been too LONG

Hi All,

Sorry for the month since I have blogged last. It has been a fun but crazy last month. Looking back it is hard to believe all the things I have done over the last month. In the last month I finished all my classes and finals. (which all went very good). Additionally I said bye to all my friends at Rockhurst, helped to close down all the residence halls for the summer, hung out for a few days at Rockhurst when it was just the Residence Life staff and the seniors there, and then had an awesome end of the year celebration at Dave and Busters with the Residence Life Staff. Finally after our Res Life party we came back and had mass in the Jesuit Residence and got a tour of it! So that was pretty awesome.

Through that crazy week I had been trying to pack myself up because they day after we moved the seniors out we had to move out. One of the best parts was that last night a much of us stayed up and watched Sawshank redempttion (which is awesome movie). It was just a fun evening though because a bunch of us all just hung out and had fun enjoying the movie and enjoying the friendships we had made with eachother over the last year.

The next morning after only 4 hours of sleep or so I got up and drove 8 hours back to home sweet home Naperville (the bubble as the local kids call it sometimes).

Some of my friends are staying at Rockhurst this summer and working in the Office of Residence Life as Conference Assistants. Basically what they do is help to get the campus ready for various conferences that come over the summer. There was a Mensch Management Business Camp that one of my friends participated in and she really liked it. It is designed for non-business majors or want a quick taste of the business world which can be benefical in whatever field they major in.

Here is picture of the Residence Life staff at our party!