The Best Accident

I’ve written before about Alpha Phi Omega, in a lot of ways, but for those of you tuning in, here’s what you missed: APO was an accident for me, in college. I was a freshman and attending as many interest meetings for clubs as I could, because that’s what you do as a freshman with…

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Alpha Phi Omega’s All American Regionals

I’ve written before about my journey through Alpha Phi Omega, and this weekend, the story got a little bit longer thanks to our Regional event. These events are open to all members of Alpha Phi Omega, but the focus of the conference is really for current students. The two full days of sessions on communication,…

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“Anger at the Self”

I wrote the below post on August 6th, 2015. It has been sitting in my draft since, because I couldn’t get myself to click the Publish button. I wanted some sort of resolution or helpful conclusion, but I couldn’t find one. I’m not sure if now, three months later, what I’ve found is my resolution, but I…

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New New New

Each time a meet someone new, even now, and they ask if I’m from Albany, I always say “no, I just moved here.” But really, it’s been almost a year. I don’t think I’m allowed to say “just” anymore. I’m having lots of new experiences, even though it’s been just about a year here. Today…

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“How ARE You?”

Whenever I see someone who I haven’t in a while, especially if I’m back visiting my hometown, I’m always met with the question of “how’s it going?” and I never know how to answer. I think about my life, really, and it boils down to only a few things: work, exercise/weight loss trials, my cat,…

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swipe, swipe, swipe.

When I started up this blog, I intentionally avoided a few topics. One of them was dating. I did this for a few reasons. The first is because I know my mom reads my blog, and more than likely prints them out and puts them on the fridge…which means my grandparents will also read them….

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The Student Affairs Spectacular Podcast: Episode #62: Jackie Vetrano on Life, Blogging, Fitness, & Higher Ed Social

I got the awesome opportunity to chat with Dustin Ramsdell, one of the hosts of the Student Affairs Spectacular Podcast. It was so great! Even though I didn’t chat much about Student Affairs, they still let the episode air 🙂 Check it out. http://app.stitcher.com/splayer/f/65465/38406902 Show Notes: Jackie Vetrano: Email, Twitter, Instagram, Blog (Jackie is always…

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Once a Brother, Always a Brother.

it’s 8pm on Sunday night, and I’m finally sitting down for what feels like the first time in years, even though it’s only been a busy two days. I had the opportunity to head to SUNY Oneonta for Alpha Phi Omega’s Tri-Sectionals conference. APO was a big part of my college career, and after I…

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Gearing Up Again!

I’m really excited because my first-ever challenge group was so awesomely successful. I had nearly 20 people participate, and 10 got back to me with their final loss totals. We lost over 70 pounds, and I can only assume that those who didn’t respond lost about the same…so I would say that in March, I…

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