Feels SO GOOD to be on the road again!

Howdy y’all!

Well, another month has come and gone in the life of this LC, and SO much has happened.  Some may think January is a pretty boring month, but in Sigma Kappa land there’s way too much to be excited about for it to ever be boring!  We had a CRAZY snowstorm in South Carolina of all places, there are new officers stepping into their leadership roles, formal and informal spring recruitments, brand new chapters starting up, and a few surprises thrown in along the way…

And because I’m such a visual person, here are the pictures!  Enjoy!

Do not adjust your screen, that IS snow in Clemson, SC! The women of Kappa Pi enjoyed two snow days - pretty rare for these parts!
A friend we made at UWG, his name is Capo and he's an Italian Mastiff. ADORABLE despite the drool 🙂
What a gorgeous display table - it helped attract some fabulous women who are now members of the colony at the University of West Georgia!
Heather posing with her flashy new ride! Reminds me of Lisa Frank...
A beautiful "Welcome" banner at the Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Lenior-Rhyne University.
Don't worry, I got out alive!
Dove love to the Epsilon Alphas!
EA's wonderful SK quilt!
What tea party is complete without the White Queen, Alice, the Red Queen and the Mad Hatter?
For the "Alice in Wonderland" theme, some adorable little cups. Tea anyone?
Welcome to the fabulous Sigma Kappa at Radford University!
Delta Psi members ready to ice some cupcakes...for a cause!
Delta Psi's Round 3 Banner for "Sig Kap and the City." I LOVE this quote (and the movie)!
A Delta Psi's license plate sharing the SK love! I MIGHT have to do this for my car now.
And here's the first pair of letters I've bought myself since 2007, picked out with help from Ms. Heather Milton! Love me some Vera Bradley 🙂
SK Semi
On the trip leaving Radford, we saw a lavender semi with maroon writing on it! Honk honk!

Over the months

As I am looking back at the last eight months of my life, I realize how blessed I am to have been given such an amazing opportunity. I would have never imagined that I would be traveling across the United States having visited 13 states and 18 different college campuses.  There is so much to see in this world and I am one lucky gal who was given this once in a lifetime adventure! Along the way I have met some amazing ladies and leaders that make me proud to be a Sigma Kappa.

I would like the keep the tradition of quotes going by sharing a personal favorite that has aided me in my travels as a leadership consultant.

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

– Conrad Hilton

I wanted to share some of my experiences thus far through pictures. Enjoy!

Where it all began – initial training in Orlando, Florida before convention.
Leadership consultants at FEA training in downtown Indianapolis
Recruitment training with the wonderful Brittney Wells and Sara Chacon!
One of the last days of advanced training before we hit the road!
My first visit was to Theta Upsilon in Bowling Green, Ohio.
The official seal.
Ladies of Theta Upsilon after a great Open House recruitment day.

Next stop, Missouri!

Preference ceremony with the ladies of Beta Mu at Culver-Stockton College.

Then I headed out to Kansas.

After Theta Tau’s big sis little sis reveal!

After spending a couple weeks in the humidity I headed to the east coast and visited Rhode Island where the heat did not end, but the smiles continued!

Adding some silly smiles to the circus themed Bid Day at Phi.

The weather slowly cooled down and I was off to Pennsylvania.

Visiting the ladies of Gamma Delta at Thiel College.
Gamma Delta women during their “Sigma Kappa Slideshow” recruitment event
Gamma Omega’s chapter house at Wittenberg University in Ohio
With Mr. Wittenberg himself 🙂

I had a lot of first time events occur to me this year as a leadership consultant. My favorite one – real seasons including the beautiful leaves of Fall.

After some time in Ohio I had the opportunity to visit Purdue University in Indiana.

What a beautiful campus!
Beta Sigma’s beautiful house.

Back to the east coast I go, New York!

Wonderful visit to Theta Iota!

I then headed home to California for Thanksgiving and Christmas where I enjoyed some TLC with family and friends.

The year 2011 began with a great reunion of the LC’s at midyear training.

Welcoming the newest addition to our team, Heather Milton, and enjoying the first snow of the year for me.
It was so nice having Missy with us for a day of midyear training

After midyear training, I headed out to the beautiful Virginia Tech campus for pre-recruitment.

Loved my time at Epsilon Chi. Go Hokies!
In case you didn’t know, this is a Hokie bird. There are statues of them everywhere in the town.
I then had the opportunity to assist the Delta chapter with formal recruitment.
After Boston University got hit with a big snowstorm!
Formal recruitment was held at a hotel, which meant the decorations stayed in the room with us!

I had the privilege of helping another LC do PR at The College of New Jersey for two weeks in January!

Shoveling the car out of snow was definitely another first for me!
So much snow that it was up to my knees!

After lots of snow, I headed to a little less snow in Rhode Island, Kansas and then to Pennsylvania for formal recruitment with the women of Gamma Upsilon.

Preference with Gamma Upsilon

Before we knew it colonization week was around the corner at The College of New Jersey! The colonization team flew in and we hit the ground running with over 100 women signed up for personal visits!

The fabulous team. Missing Tori in this picture!
Success! 72 wonderful new members!
Looking forward to sharing the months of March and April with so many amazing women across the country! Until then..
xoxo,
Talah