As any Resident Assistant can testify, being a RA can be quite stressful at times. Between studying for class, doing programs, and dealing with everyday situations in a residence hall, it is important for Resident Assistants to find ways to have fun.
The way I have fun on my job is to get to know my residents on a personal level. When I am in my room they are always stop by to share friendly words with me and make me laugh. Sometimes when they are hanging out in the hallway, I will stop and chat with them. We always seem to find the best things to talk about and have the most fun. Being close to my residents makes most things that I do in the job fun. When they attend my programs we can all laugh and share things about ourselves. The genuine dedication that I have to my residents shows in everything that I do and they can see it.
That means the world to me and also makes me happy and when I’m happy I’m having fun!
By Shenika Price, Resident Assistant, Georgia Southwestern State University