Christy Sobilik | Week 8

Life, as they say, is full of meetings and partings. This week, we had to say goodbye to Luz. She decided that she had to leave the fellowship for personal reasons, so she has flown back to New York. I’m sad to see her go, but I know we’ll still be in touch, and I’m excited to see the great things she goes on to do.

So, life goes on here, and now we will be saying hello to a new fellow, Hank. As of when I am writing this, he will be arriving in a few hours and moving into the fellows’ house. I’m excited to meet him and see what he brings to the table.

On the subject of meetings and partings, I have a confession to make. As much as I’m enjoying my work here at Not For Sale, I miss college a lot still. As I see people’s Facebook statuses about school starting and new classes and such, a part of me really wants to be there with them.

I got a text last week from a friend of mine who’s still at TU. She sent me a picture of the Student Abolitionists booth at the Activities Fair, where all the clubs on campus have sign-up sheets and information about what they do to try to get new members at the beginning of the year. And it made me so happy to see that the organization I started is still going. Student Abolitionists was my baby, and it was hard for me to let it go. But—here I go with the narcissism again—knowing that others are carrying on with it and continuing its work makes me feel like a little part of me is still at TU. The officers who will be leading it this year are a fantastic group of students, and I can’t wait to hear what the accomplish in the coming year. I could not have left the organization in more capable hands.

I’m working with Jamee on developing the Free2Challenge program—expect some more concrete news about that soon! With the new store website, orders have begun to pick up a bit, so I anticipate that I’ll be doing a lot of shipments soon.

I also wrote another Academy article for the website. This one was about my personal experience with the Academy. I have to admit, it felt a bit odd to write something so personal for the front page of the website. It’d be like posting one of these blogs in the news section. But now that I’m working on the Academy, it was nice to reflect on my experience with the program and how it has helped bring me where I am today. So as usual, everything is super busy. Thank goodness for Labor Day

That’s all for now. I hope you all had great holiday weekends, and I be back next week, same fellows time, same fellows channel.



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