April 25th was the last time I sat and thought about writing a post. Wow. First thing that comes to mind is pathetic. The second thing I think about is what a waste. The third thing I think about is what has happened between then and now…..
Shortly after the 25th I was asked to expand Beta to a new campus, TCU. I remember the feeling of butterflies mixed with anxiety thinking about what I just agreed to do. Beta will be the first group to expand on campus in over 10 years, so it is definitely ready, but will I be.
Moving to Fort Worth, getting to know the campus, adjusting to my new/beautiful roommate (Allison, unexpected and definitely not planned, but it’s been great,) meeting and greeting anyone that will hear the message of Beta Theta Pi. I grow fond of my excel sheet “Master Tracker” that I frequent at least 10 times a day through the night. The campus affords a lot of talented students and faculty which makes my job incredibly amazing.
My team joins me in September to hit the ground running. Already having 17 new members, we blow the campus up with all things Beta. Three weeks later we produce a Founding Father class of 79 men boasting a 3.65 overall grade point average. I would have definitely brought the average down if I were one of them…I was super proud of my team and how we were efficient in making this happen. To think four men would start the legacy of a great organization on a great campus is pretty profound.
Eight weeks of education seem to fly by only losing six new members. It was a shame to lose those six because each student was selected for a reason and brought something unique to the experience. My guys ended the semester first in grades and winning intermural events. They are making a positive name for themselves as “The Nice Guys that can really sing.” To see them recruit their first pledge class of 22 new members all on their own makes me feel like a proud dad of sorts. They are driven to fulfill the mission of making a positive impact in Greek Life at TCU, and I can guarantee that they will not be denied of achieving this.
Now I am down to 52 days before the BIG DAY! I’m so excited/anxious and yet very relieved that I have found the most wonderful woman in the world to agree to put up with my shenanigans FOREVER! April 14th is going to be a wonderful day of good food, good drink and good people. I cannot wait to share the most important day of my life with so many family and friends. Growing up, I never would have imagined having a wedding more than eight people to witness, but feel so blessed about what is to come. Once I land a job, I will feel a lot more stress free. It is definitely in the works, but I really want to find the right opportunity to match my skill set and interests. I remind myself to remain persistent, determined and positive in this process. Wish me luck!
This felt good to write a bit, hell I should make a habit of it right?