Archive for April, 2008

“What color is your raincoat?”

Posted on April 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Me and my raincoat at the coast

Me and my raincoat at the coast

All I care to say is that today is the first day in two weeks that I haven’t had to wear my tired old raincoat. I’ve started to develop a theory that in the Pacific Northwest my raincoat is an intrinsic part of I am. It is with me everywhere I go; people can recognize me by the color and brand I wear; and it seems to be in every other picture of me. Of course, I didn’t know this when I first arrived and I’m sorry to report that my raincoat only goes with a little over half the clothes I wear. Big mistake! Next time, I think I’ll go for a black or blue one, which while indistinguishable from most others, will at least go with a larger percentage of my wardrobe. What does that say about me? Am I just trying to fit it? Is my identity going to be more mainstream simply because of the color of my raincoat? Will I move out of Oregon before this issue leads to an existential crisis?

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And now for a proper introduction…

Posted on April 25, 2008. Filed under: My Evolution |

Basically I am creating this blog as a way to document and reflect on my evolution from graduate student to professional in the arena of student affairs. In particular, I will be exploring my learning and development as a graduate student in the College Student Services Administration program at Oregon State University. I see this site as a sounding board for my thoughts, questions and “ah ha!” moments that transpire over the course of the two year program. I welcome others to come and join me in the journey, please come and be part of the dialogue. And once again, welcome.

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