Posts Tagged ‘pift’

What am I Doing for Spring Break?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

But what spring break do you speak of? The one that almost all other CSS students are participating in and doing cool things during? Oh that one. Yeah, I’ll be student teaching. So when you are student teaching, you follow your elementary school’s schedule, not your college’s. I’m definitely bummed because for the past 2 years I’ve spent my spring break on the PIFT, doing community service across the country with a bunch of people. Going on the PIFT had become annual way of pausing and enjoying life and reflecting. It’s definitely a mindful week. It feels weird not being with all my friends. Last year, we all added each other on Snap Chat, so I have been watching everyone’s stories as they road tripped to Boulder, Colorado. It’s definitely a senior-moment, because it’s one of the first things I won’t be doing anymore as I graduate. I won’t be a “college kid” anymore. Putting a disclaimer out there though; my elementary schools actually has two, 1-week breaks, so I can’t be completely sad. I have one extra week off than my friends and I’ll get to take advantage of it to job hunt!

Day 8 of PIFT

Thursday, March 31st, 2016



Day 7 of the PIFT

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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Day 6 of the PIFT

Monday, March 28th, 2016

  Day 6 we spent doing service work at our housing site, SeaCoast Dream Center. They not only are a church, but an outreach center that supports the community via medical help, food, etc. We painted their offices and helped clean for Easter. Definitely my favorite place. After lunch, we left to Atlanta, and where we got to stay at a hotel for the next two days! Here we met up with St. Bens/St Johns and Hamline. A very low key night, I hit the hay on a comfy bed early! 


Day 5 of PIFT

Friday, March 25th, 2016

  On day 5, we volunteered at a food shelf in Columbia, South Carolina. We split into different groups and we did all sorts of things, including racing to bag the most pinto beans. After lunch, we rushed off to the beach in Charleston! Tons of people saw the beach for the first time which made me so happy. We ended the night with a barbecue in our housing site’s parking lot. Definitely my favorite night!