If you wake up early enough, with the sun still making its way through the sky, you might be able to hike from Brecon to the main campus without breaking a sweat. It’s quieter than most mornings because not everyone has arrived yet. Just working students, fall athletes, and the Dorm Leadership Team (DLT).
On mornings like these, it feels like I have the whole campus to myself, like I have my own big little secret garden. Winding through the halls of an unlocked castle, I choose a door at random and step out into the cloisters where I can see last night’s handiwork laid out to dry, right where we left them.
This year I am part of Brecon Hall’s DLT as a Peer Mentor (student academic advisor). I’ve held more than a few leadership positions before, but I still get nervous every time. The stakes are higher when there are other people relying on you, but it’s so rewarding knowing you’ve been able to help someone, that you’ve made a valuable contribution. And I want to continue to be someone who does that.
So maybe I’m not entirely the most confident. So maybe I don’t feel the most qualified. But I believe that I can rise to the occasion, and the only way to do that is to step out of my comfort zone.
That’s where all the best things are.
Working together, brainstorming puns, painting banners, writing songs… It’s gonna be a great year 🙂
We’re just Brecon free…