Archive for March, 2010

Reality Shows

I have to say that I rarely like or get into reality shows. However, I like to watch Dancing with Stars and American Idol. I love to watch these shows and see the talents that people have or think they have. It can be very hilarious at times, when people are casting to be on American Idol.

Realty television takes you into the lives of other people; Jon and Kate plus 8. This show has basically ended their marriage and tore the family apart.  This is not the first show to do this. I believe that people need to get a life. I am not saying they are bad and ridiculous, but most of them are.  Some people get so caught up in the lives on television that they forget about their real life.

Spring Break that Changed my Life Forever!!!

For Spring Break 2010, I attended LeaderShape at Flat Creek Lodge in Swainsboro, Georgia.

Below is a brief description of LeaderShape from the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement website. LeaderShape is an interactive six-day experience designed to equip young adults to become amazing leaders! Students will work in both the large group (60-70 participants) and in small groups known as “family clusters”. Through these interactions students will work to define his/her personal vision – an extraordinary commitment to changing and contributing to the world in a positive way. Throughout LeaderShape students will be a part of a supportive community and will be able to create close friendships with fellow participants and staff facilitators. Students will leave the institute with an appreciation for leading with integrity and will have a healthy disregard for the impossible!

LeaderShape was one of the best experiences of my life. My family cluster was my favorite part. I made some of the closest friendships that will last a lifetime, not counting the memories I will forever carry with me. This experience has me becoming a better leader and showed me what I need to do to make that happen. From the large group exercises to the small groups and one on one, I learned so much about my self and my capabilities to lead and change the world in a positive way. I learned to trust others and to also open up. I walked in to this experience very shy and I came out realizing that I have voice and that I need to use it. My family cluster did a skit and I was one of the main characters, before I would have never done that. This experience is really undescribable. So many tear were shared are friends were made, a vision was created, and now it is up to me to carry it out. I will forever remember this great opportunity I was given.

LEADERSHIP involves living in the state of possibility making a commitment to a vision, developing relationships to move the vision into action, and sustaining a high level of integrity. Effective leadership takes place in the context of a supportive community and results in positive change.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”   ~William Arthur Ward

Opinion of the Olympics

I have to say the one moment I will remember about the Olympics held in Vancouver is the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21 year old Georgian luge slider. There have been several controversies over his death and the footage shown on television and the internet. According to a wesite, AP notes stated that concerns were raised even before the fatal crash. Kumaritashvili told his father that he was terrified of the track on which he later died.

Als according to the website; A Romanian woman was briefly knocked unconscious and at least four Americans – Chris Mazdzer on Wednesday, Megan Sweeney on Thursday and both Tony Benshoof and Bengt Walden on Friday in the same training session where Zoeggeler wrecked – have had serious trouble just getting down the track. 

My question and concern is, How much has to go on before something is done? I mean,  this is people’s lives that are at stake.  Something should have been done when Kumaritashvili was terrified to go down it. This should have thrown a red flag, here is a trained athlete and he is terrified of the track.

May his family find strength to get through this tragic time in their life. God Bless!!!

~Tabatha Amerson

Interest and Hobbies

I have several interests, however my biggest  interest is to make a positive impact on the world. I love to give back to my community. Since becoming a student at Georgia Southern University I have taken part in becoming a bigger leader in my community, as well as in school and gaining my leadership skills. I have or am currently participating in Fall Leadership Conference Board, Tau Sigma (honor society), Bahamas winter break (built a library for a small community), Colleges against Caner, Relay for Life and several more. Between classes, homework, and activities to give back there is not much time for hobbies and spare time.

My hobbies are hanging out with my boyfriend, family and friends, scrapbooking, working out (walking), and photography. I love to take pictures especially wild life and nature. This is mostly my life in a nutshell.

 ~Tabatha