If I was an overwhelmingly creative person I’d find a moderately intriguing way of structuring this post. In fact, I’m entirely certain there are numerous clever ways of answering, “Who am I and why am I here?” Unfortunately, I am not witty, clever or sarcastic in the slightest. Thus, I’ll apologize in advance for not crafting a humorously philosophical explanation for the aforementioned question. Instead, I’ll tell you a wee bit about myself and then what I’m hoping to get out of Leadership Iowa University.
I’m Rhonda Greenway and I spend entirely too much time shopping, talking about myself, reading the New York Times and texting on my BlackBerry. I tend to be of the belief that life is best enjoyed if every moment of everyday is jammed full of amusing people and diverse activities. In an active attempt to fulfill this belief, I surround myself with friends and family that tend to make me smile and challenge me to think outside of the norm. Due to this, I have been privileged to create a life which is constantly surprising me. I’m fortunate to have encountered oodles of captivating people and refreshing opportunities.
I consider Leadership Iowa University to be one of those refreshingly novel opportunities. I suppose a “for instance” would be much appreciated at this juncture, am I correct? I’m only too happy to oblige. For instance, today, while the guest speakers were talking about “networking” I started listening. For the record, listening is something I occasionally struggle with. So, I listened and then I thought. I thought about how everyone is interconnected to each other. Essentially, we all lead lives like the game “Six Degrees to Kevin Bacon.” That’s really what this whole “networking” word everyone keeps tossing out is all about. However, unlike that game, this “networking” business is actually about furthering yourself. Surprised? Strangely enough life isn’t always about getting everything back to Tom Hanks so you can utter, “Apollo 13 which Tom Hanks was in with Kevin Bacon.” Shocking revelation, I know. Well, I guess what I’m really trying to say is Leadership Iowa University is my opportunity to get me either another degree closer to Kevin Bacon or to an awesome future. Honestly, both sound delightful in the eyes of this college student.