This past weekend was our last in Little Rock and next to last until I fly home for Christmas. It is definitely a bittersweet feeling. I am looking forward to spending Christmas with my family, especially after being gone for the first time on Thanksgiving, and spending New Years with my friends, but I am going to miss Children’s Hospital and the team.
To celebrate our last weekend a few of us tried to fit in as much as possible, so Saturday we attended the basketball game vs. Ole Miss. The game was great, but UALR lost. However, the coach did invite us to come and watch them play in Denver on Jan. 2nd, so I think a few of us that will be back in town are going to try and go to it. The next day, Emma, Annie, Kiera, and I got up and went to Pinnacle Mtn. where we hiked the West Summit. It was so cold and windy, but totally worth it for the view. It’s the closest to outdoor rock climbing I will probably ever come. After that we went to the Clinton Library, which I loved. I could have spent days there just reading about all the things he did during his presidency and everything he is doing now to continue and try to make the world a better place. I definitely plan on looking into the Clinton School of Public Service and CGI, as well as several other programs he has started.
This week is a short work week for us. We worked today, will work tomorrow, and then travel back to Denver for the next two days. To say thank you to our team today, all of our supervisors joined us for a luncheon. We introduced ourselves and told everyone what units we had been working in, and then our supervisors went around and thanked all of us individually for the work we have been doing. Talk about a confidence booster. This entire time I was worried if I was doing a good enough job, and all the supervisors had nothing but nice things to say about all of us. My afternoon supervisors gave me two really sweet cards that I will cherish, and our main supervisor, Melissa, gave us all grab bags from Volunteer Services full of goodies. It was a great way to start the week. I’m looking forward to going to work tomorrow and making the most of my last day.
I won’t be posting anything until I return to Denver, so if you need to know about what I am doing over the holiday, call me. Most likely I will be spending it with those of you who are reading my blog anyways!