31 Days of Giving: Day 13– Gift of Education


I’m proud to be a UW-Green Bay Alumni, so when I was asked if I wanted to volunteer for the receiving line at the winter commencement, I was all for it. I also graduated in the winter at the Weidner Center. Being there and seeing all the students with their cap and gown on so excited for that “next step” brought back so many good memories of my graduation day. It is hard to believe my day was 18 years ago!

After I first graduated, I was not involved with the alumni association. I only first started to get involved over the past eight years. If I had to give advice to the new graduating class, I would tell them, stay connected to your alma mater.  They can help you get a job if you currently don’t, they can help you network with people in your field, they can connect you with other alums in a new city and they are their to continue to guide your feature.

Congratulations Class of 2014!


31 Days of Giving: Day 12– Time for Me


Yesterday, I did not post day 12, because it was time to take a time out from all the hustle, bustle, parties, technology, stress and spend a night in and as Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, says – R-E-L-A-X.

I had a lovely evening in watching my favorite holiday movie “Love Actually”, a nice glass of wine, and wrapped presents.  Today I feel refreshed and ready to take on the day.

I have learned over the years, especially in my field of work, that I tend to put other people’s needs first and sometimes, I need to stop, say no, and do something for myself and not feel guilty about it.

I read a great article “8 Ways to put yourself on your Priority List” and this paragraph really hit home, and I am sure it does for many of you.

“Me” time is not something you should feel guilty about. It’s nothing more than taking some time to put aside your everyday business and treating yourself to an activity that you enjoy. It gives you an opportunity to relax, refocus and recharge. And when you do that, you can come back to your responsibilities with greater focus, commitment and enjoyment.

How do you like to recharge? How often do you make time to do it? Do you feel guilty about it?

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