Welcome and Congratulations! You all deserve to be here and will have a wonderful time in training to serve as a vital part of the Dorm Leadership Team.
You will form a bond with Residential Life, with the other HA's and DLT members, and with people in your hall. You will experience many interactions during your time here at Bryn Mawr, but none will be as unique as the one you will embark on as an HA.
There will be times you feel like you don't know what you're doing. You will think you don't have the capabilities to handle whatever situation you're in. Don't worry and do not fret, you will be surprised by your own ability to handle everything exactly that way YOU think it should be handled. Don't forget you have so many people supporting you and rooting for you.
Don't forget to reach out to them. Sometimes you may get so wrapped up in being there for everyone else, you may forget there are also resources available to support YOU. Use them and do not be ashamed or embarrassed to do so.
Sometimes people won't see eye to eye with you on things. Sometimes you will have people on your hall who many not be interested in anything you are doing for the hall. Do not be discouraged, instead continue to kind and fair and try to the best of your abilities.
Remember that you're not there to be everyones Superman. Sometimes you will have your own problems, life will get in the way, you may get sick, or hurt, or upset, and you will need your time to do whatever you may need. And that is completely okay. Never let anyone make you feel otherwise.
The best parts of this whole experience will be the late night laughs on the hall, the huddling and cuddling that will happen during a power outage, the wonderful smiles and hugs of the most fantastic Residential Life, the area group meetings and candy, and the realization that you love this job that doesn't even feel like a job, it feels like a part of you, a part of your Bryn Mawr experience.