Hello everyone, I have to say that I am so happy and excited with all of the views to my blog! I admit I was a bit let down at first because there have only been a couple of comments but, like all bad times, it will get better. The reason, for me – in this instance, is because I am receiving a lot of views. Documentation such as that is encouraging to me because at least I know that people are reading about my CCU nontraditional female perspective.
Honestly though, I wish that more students would take a few moments to write so that we could establish some kind of active communication. True, I dreamed this site would be a great forum for nontraditionals but sometimes the entire dream does not come true – only parts of it. The thing is, at least part of the dream is coming true and for now that is great. I have to remember that perhaps not enough people know about the site or that perhaps the traditional nontraditionals just don’t have time to put time and effort into these type of things.
Fortunately there is hope and for that I am very grateful. And just what could that be you ask? It is the CCU WRC – Women’s Resource Center (Wall, Room 313) of course. The official Open House is 04/22 from 4 to 7. The WRC has been painted a cheery yellow, there are comfy couches to sit and chat on, and tables and chairs – oh my! Additionally, they have all kinds of pamphlets and books to read. One of my personal favorites is women who visit, if they like, can create/paint a canvas to be hung on a WRC wall. I love the fact that not only is the WRC a place where you can get information about and for women, but that you are not pressured to do anything that you do not desire to do. Women can enjoy the atmosphere by simply sitting and relaxing. On the otherhand, they can hold meetings or informal chats in a safe and secure place.
The WRC will be a great place for all CCU women and will enhance their experience at CCU – maybe even their lives. Last Tuesday I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the Council for Coastal Carolina University Women meeting. Not only was I impressed by the women in attendance, I was also inspired by their contributions and genuine care about other CCU women. While I felt humbled in their presence I was encouraged to contribute and continue with my efforts to reach out to other women, especially the nontraditional female women on campus.
Hence my blog this evening. I plan to attend more meetings, write as much as I can, and to reach out to encourage as many women as I possibly can. Nontraditional students - we do not have to be alone in the land of CCU! We will find a way to communicate with one another because there is no limit to all that we can do for ourselves, the campus and our respective communities.
Until next time, happy CCU trails!