Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter Chicks....

Oh Bakerella, how I wish I possessed your talent. You're creativity is endless!

Aren't these adorable?

Mine pale in comparison in both looks and execution, but they taste delicious nonetheless. Here's proof.

Can you taste them?? Deliciouso!

Anyway, I love spring, and love how the season always makes everyone happier. In life we all have our ups and downs, but a sunny day always brings a smile across a once frowning face. For the first year school psych grad students, this semester is pretty tough. Not only are you having to acclimate yourself to a full load of grad classes, but are faced with both assessment and statistics. This is the semester where one learns how to really prioritize and persevere. After all, grad school is 90% perseverance and 10% training. Okay, so my breakdown may be a bit off, but that's definitely how it feels sometimes. Because of this, I really felt that our program was lacking a mentoring system, and I set out to change that this year, helping to create a mentoring committee; pairing first year students with second and third year students. This year has been a big success. Throughout the year, we try and meet with our mentoree's- grab a coffee, dinner, or whatever, and find out how things are going and how they need support. Sometimes its just bending an ear, sometimes its just providing reassurance that "it" can be done, other times its brightening their day by leaving a card or goodies in their mailbox. This time, I made these cute Easter pops and gave them to everyone right before the dreaded stats test #2.

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~Walter Elliott