Let’s see, I’ve been told by a few little birdies that I should update my blog.
Being in the office this year means that day to daily photos are pretty rare (as most of them would be me sitting at my desk, or visiting other TLs at their desk. But after the teams deployed my work slowed down a bit, a wonderful friend from college visited, I went home for thanksgiving and my grandmas 90th birthday, and we’ve moved to a new building. So I guess I’ve been busy after all.
Photos above from my new squirrel friend, a 36 mile bike ride I took before a blizzard descended upon us, the Denver sunset, which is always a wonder, my new and very cozy room in our new building, and the beginning of the 7 inch (and growing) snowfall that is upon us here in Denver.
The teams have deployed for round one, which means the office team leaders (STLs and UDAs) get to have fun! Hike up to Chief mountain, with one of the best views I’ve seen in a while.
Let the adventure officially begin! AmeriCorps NCCC class 20A was inducted today!
The past 16 days of CTI have been crazy to say the least. Looking back to CTI last year, we had much more time (because we were not impacted by a government shutdown), more trainings, and as a corps member, I was much less busy. This year as a team leader, I have learned the true meaning of having a busy schedule. I don’t think I’ve ever been busier than I have been the past three weeks. That being said, I have had an insane amount of fun, met a ton of amazing people, and have been reminded once again why I am in this program and why I love service.
Earlier this month we welcomed over 300 corps members to the Denver campus, put them through training, and now 28 teams will deploy tomorrow morning for their first round projects. As a support team leader for the community relations/media department, I’ll be staying in the offices in Denver this round, but will be wishing all my field TLs good luck on their very first projects!
Lance Armstrong and Captain Kirk at the Ameri-Corpse Bash.
How not to wear your Americorps uniform: team leader edition.
What a fine looking group of team leaders.
Service projects during the shutdown.