A window inside life at Augustana College

Busy Week, Busy Week(it never)ends.

What a crazy week it has been, and let me just say I’m so glad to finally have the weekend for some down time, although my weekends are pretty hectic as well. Earlier today I had my peewee soccer game (I’m a volunteer coach for the Rock Island sports complex) and the baby soccer studs won 11-0! It was a great game, I couldn’t be more proud. There’s honestly nothing more rewarding than knowing your responsible for putting so much happiness and excitement into someones life, little kids especially (they’re all about 5-6 years old, and it’s a co-ed team). Even though I only spend about two hours total a week with them, I’ve started building a player-coach relationship with them as well as started to get to know them and their families on a personal level; they look up to me, trust me, and listen to me. It’s a great experience and I’m loving every minute of it! I’ll put some pictures up soon (forgot my camera today) of the little athletes:)  And the best part is that even though it’s off-campus volunteering, I can still log in the hours I spend coaching, and it still counts! This means that after I graduate, I’ll be able to officially put it on my resume and it will count towards any volunteer work that I’ve done.

Right after the soccer game I had my first Habitat for Humanity build. I signed up for the afternoon shift which went from 12-3pm, and it was a lot more fun that I thought it would be. We were also provided with a delicious lunch, who ever made those sloppy joe’s deserves a high five, they were great. For those of you who don’t know what Habitat for Humanity is, let me just give you guys a quick run down; basically Habitat’s main purpose is to build houses for those in need, like for struggling families. It’s a great organization and it recently started making its way to college campuses all over, and I’m really glad Augustana is taking part. I actually helped build a house! It was so cool, I was standing on a platform way up high banging in nails and sawing wood, it was pretty neat.

Once again, it felt great to contribute to something that I know is going to make a difference. I feel like I’m fortunate enough to where I can give up a few hours here and there to make some good in this world, even if it’s just screwing nails or blowing the whistle at half time. Even the smallest measures count because they eventually add up to something great:) And this isn’t the only build that I’ll go on, I plan to attend many more so I’ll be sue to bring my camera along and snag some pics so you guys can see what it’s like.

Anyways, there’s a comedian coming tonight (Dan Ahdoot) and he’s been on the Jay Leno show and various Comedy Central shows, so it should be a fun night! But I still have some homework to finish before laughing my butt off, so hope you guys enjoyed reading about my crazy day:) Happy Saturday! Peace out, Girl Scouts.

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