This weekend I had the opportunity to say at a beach house in Sunset Beach with 25 people I did not know. Needless to say I was a little bit nervous, but I walked away with 25 new friends! What was I doing that put me in that situation? I was on a retreat with the Academic Affairs Commission (part of USAC- our student government)!
The first couple weekends in every quarter is always really fun because there is still minimal homework and no tests to study for. Because of this unique situation, I could go on the AAC Retreat with no worries! I brought my kindle along to do some reading for a class, but other than that I was able to focus my energy on meeting new people and getting to learn all about the purpose and structure of AAC and USAC.
The retreat was so much fun! Sure we had to learn about logistics and details, but I also got to begin planning some of my events for the year. My committee and I brainstormed all kinds of fun activities for Stress Free Days and created puns for fall themed festivities. If that was not enough, we got to go to the beach on Saturday afternoon!
What started out as a weekend of planning, turned into a weekend of fun, friends, and games! I definitely recommend checking out some clubs early on and having your own retreat experience!