A Day in the Life of Court on 2.20.12

Greetings readers! Hope this blog finds you happy, healthy and having a great start to your week. 🙂

Today, Monday, has been a busy one for me. On a side note, I hope I don’t deter any followers because some of my writings are me just blogging about my day. I know it’s not always interesting to read about what is going on in the life of Courtney Tipton, but I promise you that in addition to my personal rants, I will blog about things more appealing and interesting. Okay, back on track with my day… started out opening the gym this morning at 7 AM. Funny thing for those whom aren’t already aware, when you call campus security at 6:45 AM  to open the doors to the gym, they don’t get there until 7:15 AM. Today, on the other hand, they get there right at 7 AM…. BUT, as I assumed they wouldn’t be there on time like usual, I stayed in my room to eat breakfast before I walked over and ended up missing them! Damn it! Well, I guess there was a lesson well learned this morning… when you assume, you only make an ass out of you and me. Haha.

Sorry for that slight tangent. After the gym, I went on with my day with meetings and such, and now I am at the Wellness Center finishing up end of the day things. At times, I feel like I live in this place. Our Director of Campus Recreation was jokingly yelling at me when I got to work today about leaving my Keurig cup in the Keurig over the weekend. Haha. I so kindly informed him that it was only left in there from Sunday because I spent my entire Sunday afternoon working in the Wellness Center. Shocker!

Anyways, my day has been very uneventful, but can’t complain about the beautiful Florida sunshine. 🙂 Lately, all I can think about is this upcoming weekend. I have applied to the University of South Carolina’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Graduate Program, and this coming weekend is the interviews for graduate assistantships within the department of student affairs. I fly out on Saturday to Columbia, South Carolina and don’t return to Tampa until Tuesday. I will be staying with three students that will be second-year students in the HESA program, and I am so excited. I am  just unbelievably nervous about the graduate assistant recruitment process.

I am the first of my family to graduate from a four-year university, and the first to ever pursue an even higher degree of education. I am proud of all that I have already accomplished, but nervous about the journey that lies ahead. If it weren’t for my advisers and mentors here at UT, I am not sure what I would do. They have truly held my hand every step of the way. My parents have helped me so much up to this point in my life, but I have turned onto a new course of life they have never traveled. Finding myself has been an ongoing quest, but for once I have found something that I am genuinely passionate about; students affairs. I just want to make sure I do everything right….everything perfect along the way. I want the most experience and education to make me one of the best in the profession.

Well, I have to sign off for now. I need to head for the next thing on my agenda; the Student Government Office. Until next time, may peace be with you. 🙂

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