Thursday, July 23, 2020

Thursday Update

Well today certainly felt like a Thursday on SERVE. We've said for many years that every day has a personality and it varies slightly from Middle School Week to high School Week in the summers. 

Monday is the Go Get 'Em day - everyone heads off with a ton of energy but typically hit various walls with knowing where to go, what to do, and just getting comfortable with the work site in general.  

Tuesday is probably the most productive day of the week as everyone gets their "SERVE legs" underneath them and knows what needs to be done at their projects.

Wednesday is what we call comfortability day and can be good or bad as far as productivity goes.  With comfort though often comes injury in terms of students doing things they wouldn't have been comfortable with on Monday or saying things they wouldn't have dared say on Monday either.  

Thursday is often the let down day. Big plans, big dreams, big hopes but often over confidence as well.  Thankfully it's often a rebound day from Wednesday too.  Today was one of those days - we certainly accomplished a lot with the high school students heading to two widows houses to do yard work and the middle school students finishing up at Heuser Park and with Katie Searfoss at Main Campus.  From a Director standpoint though I was constantly on the run which typically means things aren't going quite as planned.  Thankfully the rain held off but it certainly threatened all day which kept us on the edge of our seats.

Fridays are typically fun. Full of project completion celebrations, finishing touches, the after of the before and after pictures and the strong sense of accomplishment that comes with it! We're praying this for tomorrow for sure.