2021 P.A.N.D.A. Awards

You know, I’m late already with my initial 2021 blog schedule, so figured why not make my first blog of 2021 be a celebration! It’s time for the P.A.N.D.A. Awards! Started in 2015 on the night of the 87th Academy Awards, the P.A.N.D.A. Awards were created in a 10 minute time span. They were originallyContinue reading “2021 P.A.N.D.A. Awards”

Reminiscing 2020

I can’t believe that 2020 is finally coming to a close! This year has been the Takabisha Rollercoaster of years. Amongst the obvious reasons of COVID, the Presidential Election, and the continuing fight again racism, homophobia, etc. I went through a lot as well.  In January, I was on boarding a new supervisor after IContinue reading “Reminiscing 2020”

Co and Extra

In recent weeks I’ve been finding myself being asked to define “co-curricular” and “extra-curricular” activities as it relates to higher education and I want to unpack some of my thoughts on this.  Much of this comes from a context in which we are working to break down the plethora of silos and barriers on campusContinue reading “Co and Extra”

Meandering Update

We’re just going to traverse my mind today LOL. I’ve been in counseling for the past year. Situations prior to COVID19 guided me to the decision to overcome my fear and distrust of counseling and it has actually been a saving grace for me during COVID19. One of the many things I am unpacking inContinue reading “Meandering Update”

Post-Election Ponderings & Reflections

It’s a week after Election Day and one of the closest races we’ve seen with the highest voter turn out on record. Biden has been declared as the projected winner and President-Elect. But in reflecting and thinking about the 2016 and the 2020 Presidential Election I have some ponderings and want to “put them downContinue reading “Post-Election Ponderings & Reflections”

Happy #CSAM20!

Wow…it’s October already! Actually its the END of October already! I’ve been working remotely for 7 1/2 months and in my new position for 3 months and 1 week! But what would October be without the traditional shoutout to my friends, co-workers and colleagues: Happy Careers in Student Affairs Month! This year has been aContinue reading “Happy #CSAM20!”

SCOTUS Hearing Ponderings

Most, if not all, of America is paying attention to the confirmation hearing of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett. As expected we are witnessing the politics, election, and partisan divide play out on our screens. My social media pages are full of conversations about the hearing. With the wide variety of people in my lifeContinue reading “SCOTUS Hearing Ponderings”

Post Debate Unanswered Ponderings

So Tuesday night was the first 2020 Presidential Debate with President Donald J. Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden.  Summary: So naturally, post debate has been a whirl wind of conversations, memes, arguments and finger pointing. Every hour or so there’s a new point made or conversation started and my head is overflowing withContinue reading “Post Debate Unanswered Ponderings”

LMX Theory and Me

As many of you know, leadership development is a thing I use frequently in my position at Michigan State and in my field and in many of my volunteer roles. So I sit in theories and models all the time. Over the last few months I’ve been on a journey of reflecting on my style,Continue reading “LMX Theory and Me”

Update 2020

It’s been a while since I shared a post. The last was the letter to the 2019-2020 University Activities Board (UAB) Team in lieu of our end of the year banquet. Shortly after that I was placed on furlough and I went through a lot of internal reflection. I have multiple posts that I’ve writtenContinue reading “Update 2020”