Monday, September 24, 2012

We're almost there!

WOW time flies! It's such an awesome feeling to be so close to having a group! Going to Joplin, MO was such an amazing experience, and I'm so excited to be a part of ASB 2013. My perspective, now as a trip leader, has completely shifted from last year. Right now, I just really want to get as many wonderful people as possible involved in this experience. I hope it will change them the way that it changed me, and I want to make sure that I'm making their ASB experience as amazing and life-changing as possible. Picking the group (and the chaperones!) will, I'm sure, be a stressful, but absolutely rewarding experience in the end :)
-Tori Dost
"Blessed are those who see beauty in humble places, where others see nothing." -Camille Pissarro

It's That Time of Year Again!

How time flies! I cannot believe it is already the end of September. It feels like yesterday we were heading back from Joplin, Missouri and I was eager to apply for a trip leader position. After the last few crazy weeks of the semester and getting the finance trip leader position I was eager to begin planning for the next Alternative Spring Break trip. After what seemed like a quick summer full of researching, planning and fundraising we have finally made it back to Framingham State and guess what... ASB is in full swing! 

Applications have been out for a mere four days and already submissions have been coming in fast and furiously! It is hard to contain my excitement about the trip and I cannot wait until we officially have our group that will be heading to Biloxi, Mississippi. I find myself constantly thinking about ASB and putting off school work to focus on this trip. Attending Alternative Spring Break last year changed my life and I only hope that the trip to Biloxi will have the same effect on other Framingham State students. It is going to be a crazy few weeks full of reading applications, interviewing potential ASB members and notifying our final group. These past five months have flown by so I can only imagine how quickly the rest of this year will pass. In no time it will be spring break and ASB will be off to a new location to create new memories that will last a lifetime!

Carolyn Holland
ASB Trip Leader