Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hi everyone!

Now that it has been about two months since I have joined ASB, I have had a lot to reflect on. I am glad we have the opportunity to blog, because I think sometimes we have so much to say, but it is hard to say in front of other people. I have been beyond excited for this trip from the beginning, and I still am! However, I am also a little nervous because I feel so inexperienced when it comes to this. This is my first real service trip, and I think sometimes that is a big limitation for me. I also think I feel out of my element because this is my first new thing I have done on campus in quite some time! I have been a part of most of my leadership positions for 2-3 years now, so my adjustment to ASB is just a little more difficult than I thought it would be. I am still getting to know everyone, and I have found myself being a little more reserved than I usually am around people. I think I am starting to warm up though, and become more comfortable around the group.

You are all such fantastic people, and your hearts are so big. I had so much fun yesterday at our Holiday Party, and I enjoyed watching everyone opening their Secret Santa gifts! I wish everyone the best of luck during finals, and I have confidence that you will all do great! Also, have a great holiday break, and enjoy your time with friends and family. I know I will, and I am very appreciative for each and every one of you!

-Sam Ghika
Class of 2014

Friday, December 13, 2013

At our Holiday party and secret Santa extravaganza, I couldn't help but think about all the amazing people in the room! We all bring something different to the table and because of this, this makes us stronger as a group. I am so happy to have met all of you and can't wait to work with you all and Habitat for Humanity in the Spring.

Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming and friendly and a great big thank you to our lovely trip leaders, who work tirelessly in hopes of making this the best program it can be.

Happy Holidays to all who celebrate!

Casey Tidwell
Class of 2014

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hi Everyone!

After having a few ASB meetings I am getting excited for our trip to Oklahoma.  I can remember the anticipation and nervousness I had felt this time last year. I am very excited that we will be working closely with Habitat for Humanity this year along with a great group of FSU students. The devastation that has hit the families in the area seems unimaginable and it feels awesome that we get to contribute and become a part in the rebuilding of hope. Serving those who have been affected by devastation can be hard emotionally but learning their stories is powerful and can be very rewarding!  

Shannon Howe