Saturday, April 30, 2011

When It Rains, It Pours...

This week has been an epic week of emotions... between disillusionment, worry, relief, friendship, and an overwhelming sense of appreciation...  Hopefully, I find a way to work through everything else... but luckily, it has ended on a high note.

I really want to thank my cohort.  Receiving the Community Spirit Award was... I don't even have words.  I never would have expected to even have been nominated for this award, nevermind receiving it.  It's the kindest thing that has come out of this year.  For those who are unfamiliar, the Community Spirit Award is meant to recognize a first year student in the program who reaches out to others in the community (classmates, faculty, staff, other colleges, etc.) and shows a strong commitment to to diversity, academics, and assistantship.  I cannot be so immodest as to think that I truly embody all of these qualities, or that there weren't others, given the fabulous people in my program, that did not deserve this award, but... really.  Thank you for the kind nomination, the award, and all the kind words from y'all afterward.  It has lifted the load of the week.

My heart is full.

** I also wanted to add this.. :) -- please read this hilarious blog post for reference

1 comment:

  1. I am not surprised at all that you received that award. The description sounds like it fits you perfectly. Congratulations, PJ!