The first blog post I wrote on this website almost a year ago was about the "One Word" that I was choosing to live by in 2012. With what I now recognize as an impressive amount of foresight, humility, and a good dose of crippling fear, I chose "change". Even now, it feels empowering to … Continue reading A Year of Change
Nancy Schlossberg's theory of Mattering and Marginality has always been one of my favorite student development theories. This is partially due to the simplicity of it and partially because it (and her transition theory) are ones that I so easily and consistently apply to my own life. Schlossberg's theory outlines five aspects of mattering: attention; … Continue reading Belonging.
As a means of christening the New Year and, of course, keeping up with what’s hot in the Student Affairs Twittersphere, I’m choosing One Word to define my 2012. I am not going to lie and say that I do not have a resolution; I do. It is to use mouthwash twice everyday. “Mouthwash”, however, … Continue reading One Word: Change