Thursday, April 10, 2014
I'm the academic advisor for my department. I guide just a little over 250 students. It's been a rough few days back at work. We are in the throws of a campus wide system change. Launch day is Monday. It has become the focus of everything we do. And rightfully so. I mean - it's only going to affect the entire university. I've been training since December, meeting with students, answering phone calls, responding to emails, making schedule adjustments, meeting with students, answers emails...oh, I already said that. Yeah, that's just how crazy it has been.
A couple days, I've eaten breakfast at lunch and lunch has become my dinner. I hardly know if I'm reaching the students. Just when I think I'm not making a difference, I get an email: "I appreciate you so very much for taking the time with me the other day. You helped me figure out what my heart already knew."
I've learned to keep doing my best because you just never know which action or which words will be the ones that really make the difference.