How am I doing?



       Today is October 3rd. Thanks Cady. I’ll start by saying my 2017-2018 school year has been not only a blessing but a privilege. I want to thank everyone who voted for Macy and I back in April. It’s honestly still a shock sometimes but I am really trying to own this position! I’ve had a lot of heavy things on my mind and heart these past two weeks. I think I’ve been just completely out of it. Sometimes I feel that I’m not the right person for the job or that I’m letting the student body down. I want ya’ll to know that I’m human. Sometimes I may put too much emotion into things that I shouldn’t, but that’s just who I am. I recently went to a conference and one of the sessions was on how to be a better president. Not only do I plan to continue working on myself, but also how I can be of a positive impact on this campus. For one, I think conversations are great. I want to have many conversations where you can come speak and say what it is you’re dealing with on campus and how we together can fix things

      People ask me why haven’t I been writing a blog or anything and the answer is simple, “I have no idea what to write.” I don’t intend to write something long because like many of you, my attention span only lasts a few seconds. However, something I really want to do in the near future is get to know people. I feel as if I see the people in class or the Beaman or in the caf and exchange an awkward smile and that’s it. I believe that we as humans CAN make a positive impact in someone’s life just with a simple REAL smile or a hello. In a society where mental health is on the rise, we never know what someone is going through and for me personally, my heart is heavy right now to care for EVERYONE on this campus in every way I can.

       I guess this whole writing a quick blog isn’t that bad. I just want to end by saying I love ya’ll and I guess I’m asking for patience and support. The best advice I’ve gotten this year is, “You only have one year. You got nine months to do what you set out to do. Don’t let the months fly by because it will soon be all over”. Thanks Dr.Burgins!


Shania Jones