Monday, December 22, 2014

‘Twas The Last MASFAA Monday Blog Post Before Christmas

(by Aaron Steffens, MASFAA President)

It was the Monday before Christmas and all through the Financial Aid Office…just thought I would try to get your attention!  It’s no secret that this time of the year is notoriously busy.  There are presents to wrap, events to attend, goodies to bake (and eat), academic terms coming to an end, SAP processing, and systems to update!  Let’s not forget that the FAFSA is only a few days from coming to life and the process shall begin again! NO!!! STOP!!

This is a special time of the year.  A time to stop, relax, and enjoy a little time off with family and friends.  A time to reflect on the year that is coming to a close.  How many students did you assist in 2014 so that they could accomplish their educational goals?  Where did you make a positive difference this year?  If you’re not sure, just open any college or university’s alumni magazine and take a look at all of the good things that graduates are doing to make this world a better place.  You ARE a part of that…maybe just a small part…but it takes every part to equal success.

What do you hope to accomplish in 2015?  How will you do that?  It all goes back to reflecting on 2014, asking yourself what you would change and then setting goals to move forward in the year ahead.  Sounds like New Year’s resolutions to me…or maybe even strategic long-range planning!  Before you know it, January 2, 2015 will be here and it will be time to start working towards those goals.  In the meantime, be calm and carry on.

On behalf of the entire 2014-15 MASFAA Executive Council, Happy Holidays and Best Wishes to all in the upcoming year!

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