Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Little Things:)

A little set-up before I get to the purpose of this entry. When I worked at MIAD, I became part of a professional organization called MACIC that is centered around connecting colleges in the Milwaukee area with business professionals who offer internship opportunities for students. I was approached last year to be the Secretary of the organization and felt pretty excited about it, so I took on the responsibility. Unfortunately, as I've been involved over the past year and a half, I've come to realize that, while the group is a good idea in theory, it is very challenging to get members involved. I have expressed my frustration to several people, including L, and that's where this story is going. I sent out an email yesterday reminding people to send me nominations for the Leadership Team (so, people to step into roles like I am in). Since UW-La Crosse is a member school, the people in that office received my email, which is how L got it. I sent the initial email over a week ago, and yesterday's was just a follow-up. Anyway..... Long story short, L and I had a tiny little email exchange that he initiated in response to yesterday's message. Nothing major, but since we don't email too often (because we Facebook chat instead, ha!), and since today has been a bit of a long day, it was just the thing I needed to brighten my day. :)

L: You do good work... ;-)

ME: Aww, thank you! I try... ;-) (Too bad not a single person has emailed me a nomination, ha.)

L: I know. I figured that was such. It's okay. You're still pretty special.

Kinda sweet, right?! Maybe it's just me, but that was just what I needed this afternoon. I get quite discouraged as a part of this group sometimes, but just to know someone appreciates the work I do (and thinks I'm pretty special;), makes me feel really good. I can now enjoy the rest of my day, ha!


casey said...

IIII think you're super special;) And I love L's emails:)

Renee said...

Thanks, Casey! That's sweet and I think you're super special too! :) Gotta love those cute, sweet, little emails, huh?!

rlzimmerman said...

I agree with Casey and obviously there are not very many people out there like you who are up for voluntering like you do! Good job Renee! (also love the emails!)