The focus for transition weeks are the projects, past and upcoming. The first half is dedicated to debriefs about the projects we just finished. On Tuesday, we presented ours to our unit leader, some other AmeriCorps staff, and Water 5. It went well; we didn't keep the other team as long as we did in our last debrief. (We had a "really quick" section on food highlights this time.) To lessen the seriousness of transition week we had a few fun unit activities. On Monday, during our unit meeting, we were assigned targets for a game called "sock assassins." The intent is to “kill” your target with a pair of clean socks. When you make a kill you acquire your victim's target. The last living assassin wins.... Unfortunately I died within the first 6 hours. A girl stood outside waiting for me to leave the building for supper... :/ I hope we play again; I'll be better prepared.
After our debrief on Tuesday we had unit time. We went to a nearby roller rink. The team was super psyched! After volunteering at the roller derby, and having a mock "running derby" for PT, we were all excited to exercise our skills. Ian, Jenna and Shawn looked like pros. I fell only once! :) (Excluding when we had a roller limbo game...:( ) After skating we officially met our shuffle round teams. I'll be on Water 3, and will be heading back to Lafayette, LA. My new team is completely new to me; none of my Water 4 teammates are going with me. It will be interesting, essentially starting over.
Tuesday was pretty eventful now that I think of it. Wednesday was dedicated to Life After AmeriCorps. I attended two seminars; one on college prep and one on managing finances, both of which were very informative. In addition, we each had to sign up for a mini excursion to a nonprofit organization in Denver. I went to Big Brothers, Big Sisters. I found out that you have to be at least 20 to be a "Big." I hope while I'm in university I will be able to manage being a Big. :)
P.S. Since we’ve been back I've had a huge craving for Czech potato dumplings.... I hope I can find a place to satisfy this!