My senior year in college, I served as Student Government President. My two years on the Executive Committee (VP- Jr Year and Pres- Sr Year) helped to sharpen my leadership skills, learn to organize a community, and lead despite wanting to cower at certain times.
As part of my ‘term’ there were numerous speaking engagements, board meeting with collegiate officials and Board of Trustees, and promoting community service. I am a huge advocate for giving back to your community, not just financially but with your time and energies.
During the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr celebration, I addressed my peers and particularly highlighted his words:
“Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve… You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love…”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I hope everyone participated in the Day of Service yesterday OR attended the Inauguration. I’ve had the opportunity to attend a few Inaugurations… but more on that some other time!
And since we are on the topic of college… let’s see a throwback photo from 2005/2006 (?) at my friend Jenny’s wedding. And yes, I know that I am ridiculously tan and my hair much darker. Speaking of darker hair, maybe I’ll go back to it soon?! Thoughts?
So back to the three day weekend fun!
Friday night was kind of crazy, I mean who watches 4 episodes of Law & Order in a row?! Cray cray, right?! But I knew I couldn’t have too much fun, because I had a 6am run date with Jennifer. She is a head of the Moms Run This Town here in Savannah. And while I ain’t no mama, I figured it would be fun to run with a different group.
I was SUPPOSED to run 11-12, so I was supposed to turn around at a certain point. BUT, I felt good and decided to run with Jenn and Sheila. Around 10 miles in, I started to regret my decision. But then around mile 12, I felt amazeballs. I felt like I could of kept running…. but thankfully we ended at 16 miles.
That evening, I had a gathering at another runner’s house. I love spending time with the runners in Savannah. Jenn (different Jenn than the one I ran with that morning) and her hubby had us all over for a fabulous taco bar and cocktails. I love anything that involves mexican food!!
Sunday, I had a date with Madeline. We ate lunch and then went to a 2 hour restorative yoga workshop that focused on runner’s hips. Swoon. My hips needed some TLC.
I seriously adore Maddie, but not gonna lie that her sweet baby girl makes it all the more fun to hang out
Right after yoga, I headed back to Savannah to go to Pure Barre’s Grand Opening and then to have dinner with Lindsay. While Lindsay is a dedicated Pure Barre fanatic, my ass still hurts from Wednesday’s class!
And then, not to have Saturday and Sunday outshine Monday….
I dropped off Hunter to get groomed….
And then I headed into Fleet Feet Savannah to play model. Yep, you can laugh at that sentence too
Part of being a Fleet Feet Star means that we are ‘ambassadors’ for lack of better words. And when they asked if any of us wanted to model to showcase some new lines on different body types, I jumped at the chance. Camera shy I am not
I rounded out the weekend with dinner with my dear friend, Amy. Good convo & catching up are always a good time!
But you may ask, what about the volunteering? I am going to an event this coming Saturday. So slightly deferred, but helping out nonetheless.
How was YOUR 3-day weekend? Where is your favorite place to volunteer?