Each year, Leadership Consultants typically collect something on the road during their year of travel. In the past, Consultants have collected everything from Christmas ornaments to Tervis Tumblers, t-shirts, postcards, and I'm sure many other things. I decided to collect charms at every visit, so that by the end of my traveling, I would have a full bracelet to forever represent this amazing year. When I returned home to visit, my sister (who has recently taken up jewelry making as a hobby) graciously offered to attach all of the charms I collected this semester to my bracelet. This was no easy task as some of the "charms" weren't even charms -- they were earrings, lapel pins, necklaces, etc. Not every school store carries charms, so I had to get a little creative.
I am still missing a few charms (Florida Southern, Furman, and Tulane) but have ordered all of them except for Tulane (if you know where I can find a Green Wave charm, please let me know). I also still really want to order an ear of corn as my last charm for the semester -- although the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is already represented already on my bracelet, I visited our chapter there (Alpha Epsilon!!) three times this semester and think they deserve to be represented more than once. Plus, I will always think of an ear of corn first and foremost when I think of Nebraska...Who doesn't?
Written by Anna Kate from High Cotton