There are a couple of questions my sister and I always get:
1. Are you twins?
2. Is Martine the older one?
No and no. I am the “big” sister. I may be 5’1″ to her 5’3″, and I may be noticeably more silly, but I am, in fact, 4.5 years her senior. She’s my little pumpkin patch, doodlebop, muffin moose. (And yes, I call her all three things regularly.)
This year was special for us because I got to see Martine in action as a professional adult.
She is currently a junior at my alma mater, the old Maroon, Fordham University. She also happened to casually be one of the four Orientation Coordinators this year. Did I mention she is a lady boss?
Martine’s team hired Swift Kick to do one of the leadership programs to train the orientation leaders. This is extra awesome because I first met Tom when I was an OL at Fordham, at the same program. Years later, I am back on campus, with our other lead facilitator Melissa, as an employee of Swift Kick. Melissa rocked the program, and that was AWESOME to see.
Even better, I got to see my little sister running around my old ‘home’ in a pencil skirt, running the show. Yes, this is the same person who used to yell at me that mommy wasn’t my mommy, but only her mommy. (That’s what three-year-olds do.) The same woman who comes home and makes me laugh nonstop at the silliest things. Lady. Boss.
So, while 2016 was a big big year for me (I got engaged!!!), #OneGoodThing was watching my sister be a known leader on campus, in the student affairs department.
This post is part of our #OneGoodThing series for December. Given the numerous troubling things we have experienced together during the year of 2016, and all of the disagreement, we wanted to prove that 2016 wasn’t all bad. We will hear from #SApros about a memory, experience, or moment that was GOOD that happened to them in 2016. For more info, please see Doug’s intro post. Be sure to check out the other posts in this series too!
> BONUS <
Podcast With Brian MacDonald on New Student Orientation & Family Programs