Sorry I’ve Been Gone: An Update

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It’s ridiculous how busy I’ve been over the past couple of weeks and I wanted to give a quick apology for my absence. Not only do I have multiple blog ideas, I also have approximately one trillion blogs piled up in my head that I need to write. Since I’ve been gone for a couple of weeks, I felt the need to fill you in on what’s been happening.

These last few weeks have been crazy. These last few weeks have been a very spectacular type of crazy.

I didn’t get home until late last night because I was out at our local university listening to one of my all-time favorite YouTubers, Laci Green, speak. She was so informative and her bubbly attitude is even more prominent in person than it is on the screen. (More to come soon.)

We’re preparing for a spontaneous visit from my Aunt Maribeth who is flying in from Australia for a week. I found out about this only a month or so ago, but we still have hours of preparation ahead of us. She received the ticket as a present for her birthday and it was a surprise to everyone—including her.

I’m currently recovering from a conference that I attended last week in Greensboro. For those of you that don’t know, I’m involved in DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) a club designed to help emerge leaders in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. Every year, NC DECA holds a Career Development Conference (CDC) to create network opportunities and a fun, competitive environment for DECA Chapters all across the state. Students compete in marketing-based “role-plays” that test their skills and knowledge in marketing.

DECA is much, much more than a competitive club. I could spend hours talking about everything DECA means to me and the other twenty-two thousand members but, to spare your time, I’ll keep this brief. Each state has a State Action Team: elected students that represent their chapters, state regions, and state at the State, National, and International level. North Carolina DECA has six positions open to high school students–five of which represent a particular region of our state and the final being the overall president. I had the opportunity this year to run for Blue Ridge Region.

Each year at CDC, a new State Action Team is elected to represent our state. Last week I was tested, interviewed, and campaigned my way to the position that I received last Saturday. Words cannot describe how stressful and tiring CDC was for me, but there are no words for the feelings that rushed through me as my name was called announcing me as the next Blue Ridge Region Vice President.

I guess you could say that my name now has a title attached to it, a title well deserved, a title with many responsibilities. I can’t wait to fill you guys in on all the exciting adventures I get to take as a new State Officer as well as all the wonderful people I will get to meet.

For now, though, I must haul myself off my butt and get to the gym.

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