It’s strange being at this point in my Williams career. I can now look forward and see that I am only a few months from my senior year and all of the responsibilities that come with it. A big chapter in my life is staring me in the face and frankly it is terrifying. It felt like yesterday that I was a carefree freshman who had all the time in the world to figure out what I wanted to do but now I’m becoming a leader and role model to a new generation of people who look to me for all the answers. I have been the new Artistic Director for only a week now but I already see all of the things I have to do to keep Cap and Bells the great organization that it is and heading in the right direction.
I look at all this and though it seems scary and very daunting I realize one very important thing; I am ready and excited for it. I am ready to take on all of the responsibilities that are being handed down to me because unbeknownst to me these last two and a half years have been preparing me to take them all along. The new people I meet each year, the great leaders here who are leaving or are already gone, and every experience I’ve been blessed to share with them have taught me exactly the type of person a good leader on this campus should be and hopefully through this next year I will come to embody that.
I have a lot of new and bold ideas for Cap and Bells and where I want the organization to go that you will all be hearing about very soon. I couldn’t possibly do this job alone and I’m very lucky because I have an amazingly talented group of people around me who are as excited as I am to get this ball rolling and start this next year of Cap and Bells. There is still a lot I need to learn to do this job right but I feel like I’m in a good position and heading in the right direction thanks to you guys.
You will definitely be hearing much more from us in the coming weeks and I thank you for listening to my rant about the future. It will probably not be the last time I talk about it.