The Royal Babyshower

A child is one of the most vulnerable individuals in society; the stability of their life is out of their control. The path their family is on is the path they must take as well. It is unfortunate how children do not get to choose their quality of life. To help children cope with this circumstance,…

Siblings Weekend at CMU

Picturing myself as a young girl on a college campus is a frightening image. Being surrounded by students a decade or so older than me would have been petrifying. The young children who were on campus this past weekend though showed no fear when it came to engaging with the college students. This past weekend, Central Michigan…

Following Your WHY

To be successful, a person must first know their reasoning behind wanting to be successful in a particular area before finding success. It is not necessarily about having a plan, but about having a dream you one day aspire to accomplish. This was a concept I learned while watching the TedTalk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.”…

Do Obstacles Dictate Your Life?

As an introvert, living in a world designed for extroverts is an intimidating concept. It is advertised that in order to be successful, a person has to have a big personality. The best way to be a leader is to be outgoing and full of constant energy. Growing up as a shy girl limited my…

Leadership Requires A “Yes”

To me, a leader is a person who is always willing to help those in need. A leader is someone who wants to bring out the best in others, and will do anything to accomplish that goal. When a person comes to a leader for help or advice, a leader is always an open book. In that sense, a…

The Season for Giving

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. A time for families to get together, eat great food, unwrap gifts, and reflect on the past year. The Christmas holiday is no longer just one day, it has turned into a solid month of celebrations. This is by far one of the most anticipated holidays of…

The Spark Leadership Experience

Central Michigan University offers a variety of programs on campus to help individuals develop their leadership style and discover who they are as a leader. I had the opportunity to participate in one of their day-long programs called the Spark Leadership Series. During this program, I was put in a small group with an upperclassman…

Leadership in the 21st Century

A leader, according to dictionary.com, is “a person who guides or directs a group.” The literal meaning of the word is pretty self-explanatory, but what makes a great leader goes beyond the literal definition of the word. In history, we have experienced a multitude of leaders, good and bad. In this post, I want to highlight a…

The Time is Now

Since I was a young girl, I was told college was going to be the best years of my life. Adults would put the idea into my head that college was where I would discover my true self, and meet some of my very best friends. After completing my first semester of college, my expectations…

Educate. Serve. Reflect.

Central Michigan University offers a variety of programs to allow students the opportunity to get involved with the Mount Pleasant community. Of their many service programs, Service Ambassadors is an organization that takes small groups of students to different locations in the Mount Pleasant area to work on a variety of service projects. All semester I had…

Wigs 4 Kids Holiday Celebration

Can you imagine loosing your hair as a young child and not being able to do anything about it? Imagine the amount of embarrassment you would feel when entering public places, feeling at though everyone was staring at your head. Wigs 4 Kids is a nonprofit organization that was founded in St. Clair Shores, that…

Miss SCS: Being Ready for Anything

As a title holder in the Miss America Organization, appearances are always full of surprises. Many times, before an event, your responsibilities are unknown until you get there. It is important to be very versatile and able to adapt to any situation as a title holder. Attending this year’s city tree lighting, really put those skills to the…