I am PROUD to announce that you are reading the words of the Pirate STUNT Chair for the 2013-2014 year.
I cannot begin to describe the ecstasy I am feeling.
I. DID. IT.
Now, a long, long time ago *wink*, my Mama was STUNT chair.
Freshman & sophomore year.
Then, in her junior year, she was chosen as Executive STUNT Co-Chair.
Finally, as a senior, she became Executive STUNT Chairperson.
She’s pretty much the bomb.
And though I am fully aware I don’t have to do ANYTHING Mama did while she was here, STUNT was something I have always wanted to be a part of. I love it.
One thing I am a part of that Mama wasn’t is Wesleyan Disciples.
I am required to do it because of receiving the Mary Knox McNeill scholarship, but I’d like to think I’d have done it regardless.
Today, I had a meeting with Rev. H.
That man makes me happy.
He told me all about Mary Knox McNeill, who happens to be President Knox’s late sister.
He told me we would have gotten along so very, very well.
This makes me smile.
We talked for over an hour.
We had originally planned for 30 minutes.
Reverend H has a way of making you feel like you are the most special person in the world.
He reminds me a lot of my grandparents.
He turned 80 in 2007, and offered to leave because he said “Not everything at Wesleyan has to be the oldest.”
President Knox refused, and instead put him on the cover of the Wesleyan magazine.
I learned more about the people here in that little-over-an-hour than I have my entire time here.
This place strives to foster a community with respect for others.
And it’s working.
No, I don’t get along with everyone, but I’m human, okay?
But the people I have gotten along with (including my super amazing unofficial co-chair) know a lot more about me than most of the people I went to high school with for three years.
Yes, I know two weeks ago I was crying and complaining about being away from home, and I’ll probably do it again, but today, today life is good.
I really, really do like it here.
I’m a part of something bigger than myself.
I’m here for school, but honestly, that feels like such a small part of it, I’m not even stressing.
The best part is the people.
The faculty, staff, and my fellow students make this place.
We are sisters.