Tips And Advice For My Henry Sibley Seniors & For All Seniors
Saying goodbye at the end of the year is always tough. Saying goodbye to the seniors often leaves me in tears (I am a big softy). This year I say goodbye to a group of seniors that have been around for my whole athletic training career. When I came to Henry Sibley, they were in the sophomore class, and we instantly formed a bond. Saying goodbye to them this year will be the toughest goodbye yet as a whole. Each year it gets harder and harder. I am so excited for them to start their lives as adults, and I am so proud of what they have accomplished at Sibley, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them. So how do I say goodbye to my seniors?
Tips for the seniors: On the seniors last day, I invite them to come in to my ATR for one last goodbye. I have a list out for them to read and I give them hugs and take a pic with them.
My Tips/Advice for the seniors:
Attend the “lame” freshmen events during orientation, you may meet someone that impacts your life there.
Leave your dorm room door open as much as possible, this makes you seem friendly and approachable.
Don’t get on your roomies bad side (fake nice if you must) and don’t talk behind their back, you have to live with them, and they have a key to all your stuff.
Don’t leave a new friend at a party, and try to make a friend that wouldn’t leave you.
Don’t spend ll you laundry money on “pop” for the weekend, you will make more friends with clean clothes.
Write letters home, call on bdays (put the important bdays in a planner so you don’t forget). The more you write home, the more you will get a letter back, possibly with cash in it!!
Try to build relationships that will make you stand out and memorable with professors, you will need references for your resume.
Go to sporting events, even if your team sucks
Have SO much fun, go out on weekends, but get your studies done. Do your homework during free time throughout the day so you don’t miss out on a fun night. Make memories, take pictures, don’t judge a book by it’s cover; there are so many interesting and amazing people out there. College goes by so fast, and they will be the BEST days of your life.
COME BACK AND VISIT ME!!
Treats and goodbyes in my room:
When they come in on the last day of the year, we say our goodbyes over an ice-cream treat and hugs.
I am going to try to make as many grad parties as I can this year. The list is getting pretty big, but these kids mean the world to me, so I will make as many as possible.
My Favorite 2013/2014 moments at Sibley:
1) Going to state with the football team for the FIRST time ever in Sibley History.
2) Sprinklers going off and ONLY hitting the Hill soccer team.
3) Seeing my seniors make their college choices.
I wanted to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my Henry Sibley seniors. I know it’s my job to help you kids out and feel better, but you guys have made my job so worth it, and you have helped me love what I do. I have had so many good moments with you, and we all went through a pretty hard time together. You guys are all so special to me, and I will cherish the memories I made from the 2011/12-20013/14 school years with you. Please know that I am always a phone call away, and even tho I will not be your school athletic trainer anymore, I will always be your friend. Goodbyes are never easy, but I know that it is a part of life. I value the relationships I have made here at Henry Sibley, and I know that if saying goodbye to these kids were easy, then it would mean that they haven’t left a mark in my life.
Thanks for reading!