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”

“I Am The Leader I’ve Been Waiting For”

“We Are The Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For” ~Grace Lee Boggs This is a quote that I am holding extremely close at this point in my journey. But before I go more into that, first, a little history to my connection with this phrase and Grace Lee Boggs. I had the opportunity to work atContinue reading ““I Am The Leader I’ve Been Waiting For””

#CSAM: Because of Them

As we all know this has been #CSAM (Careers in Student Affairs Month), and the recruiting for SAGrad Programs has been ramped up tenfold. I joined some friends in participating in the #ACPAWhatsYourWhy about why I work and remain in Student Affairs which was great to reflect and share my why. But it got meContinue reading “#CSAM: Because of Them”

My Boost

Well, for those of us who had classes start at the end of August or beginning of September, we’ve made it through the first month! Yey! But I’ll be honest, sometimes these long days and months can be exhausting. However, last night I was reminded of why I stay in this field, and why I doContinue reading “My Boost”

College Colors Day

I graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint. I’m a #TrueBlue Wolverine. While no higher education institution or system is perfect I love my Maize and Blue. I work at Michigan State University. I whole-heartedly believe #SpartansWill and that the students and alumni are phenomenal human beings.  So what did I wear for today, which hasContinue reading “College Colors Day”

The Small Moments

“Looking back, I realize that it wasn’t about the events themselves that we were planning and putting on, but about the experiences and processes we went through.” We all have those moments during the year when we wonder if what we are saying to our students is being picked up. We each question if allContinue reading “The Small Moments”

365 Days Later

365 days ago I started my journey at MSU and it’s been a great experience so far! I’ve learned a lot and thought I’d share 25 of the lessons I’ve learned over the past year as I reflect on my first year as  Spartan. 1) Gucci is not only a fashion designer 2) Team advising, whileContinue reading “365 Days Later”

I’m Back!

Greetings people! 🙂 I’m back! I took a brief hiatus from blogging to get through my first Fall Welcome here, at Michigan State….and boy am I glad I made that choice! There was lots of learning and experiencing but I loved every minute! Its crazy to think I’m still not even a year into my tenure hereContinue reading “I’m Back!”