Traveling to the West Coast for me is never easy. I’m three time zones away, I usually want to go to sleep around 10pm and I wake up at 5am. Just as my body gets adjusted to the time difference, it’s time for me to head home. However, none of this prevents me from going there. Especially when it involves meeting new sisters, catching up with old ones and of course embracing our sisterhood and friendship pillars!
The next morning we discussed Fundraising and Multicultural Workshop ideas and continued our amazing retreat with a personal accountability workshop called ‘Because I Said I Would.’ This organization is a social movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness, they will send promise cards to anywhere in the world at no cost. People use these cards to remember the importance of their word, for promises both big and small. I was really happy how receptive the girls were to the idea and both chapters are now using their promise cards to commit themselves more to their academics, personal and professional goals.
We finished off the retreat with a few hours of fun by bowling at the Davis Student Union. All in all, it was a wonderful retreat and I cannot wait to see what’s ahead next for our West Region!