Hey everyone, these couple of weeks have been so crazy!! Montana State University has overwhelmed me with so many fun, engaging activities that I just can’t get enough of. From Service Saturdays to basketball games to intramurals to going on a ski trip with my sorority sisters to the International Food Bazaar and so much more…AHHHHHHHHHH. That is honestly the great thing about MSU, we have, in my opinion, the perfect amount of students. By this I mean, that there are enough students to have over 300 clubs, but also enough opportunities to do events and activities that you really enjoy and one of those events is Service Saturday.
The Office of Activities and Engagement puts on Service Saturdays which are volunteer opportunities that are offered the first Saturday of every month. I am one of the leaders and my job is to explain what we are doing and why we are doing it.. so the picture above was Valentine Card Making and we ended up making over 100 cards to be delivered to senior citizens for their meals on wheels program. It is such a humbling experience and it is a nice time to sit back and reflect on why we should be thankful for what we have and figure what we could do to help out others and plus arts and craft is always a fun time.
Here at Montana State University, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing mountains and fortunately we have two big ski mountains that people come across the country for (GEESH) Big Sky Resort and Bridger are the two that you always here people talk about how awesome the fresh powder was and how excited that are to be waist-deep in snow just having a blast. I finally got the chance to be able to go up to Big Sky!! Some of my sorority sisters decided to take a trip up there and it was such an amazing experience. I DID NOT SKI.. I have really bad knees and the doctor told me to not try to learn how to ski or snowboard just because of the severity of my knees, but just being up there and seeing the mountain and how the chair lift works and all the people huddled by the fire and the little bitty children so anxious to start their snow journey is enough for me. You can instantly tell the culture around this event brings friends, family members, and strangers together to enjoy “shredding” I definitely want my children to learn how and now I have enough friends to teach them later down the road.
The International Food Bazaar is such an amazing event and gives students a chance to see other cultures and one of the greatest things that brings out the differences and similarities of everyone and that is FOOD!. The food was amazing!! Like really amazing and my mouth was just in pure excitement from all of the different flavors. I am definitely going to look into making something more common..like a Culture Friday or Tasty Tuesday — this way we can show off the different international clubs and their club can make money and my belly can be satisfied.
Take Away Message: Even when life is hectic, take advantage of the opportunities because you don’t want to look back and regret something you didn’t do