It’s Megan Towle again, writing to you all from my newly-decorated for Christmas dorm room at the College of St. Benedict! It has been a while since my last blog post, and I thought it was about time to update everyone on my life here. I also wanted to talk a little about what being an ambassador means to me, and how it affects my life here.
The semester has absolutely flown by, and I am so excited for the Christmas season. Being a member of the CSB dance team has been my favorite part of school so far, and I am so excited I got to be with such a great group of girls. The fall performance season has just finished, so we are starting to prepare for our spring season. While I have been extremely busy with dance and school, I have not forgotten about my year as an ambassador. Even from far away, I still carry my ambassadorship with me, and it means the world to me that I am still able to be a part of such a wonderful organization.
Being an Ambassador means something different to each one of us girls. Some of us look forward to being in parades and attending other town’s coronations, while others enjoy volunteering within the city of Eagan, and meeting members of the community. While what we enjoy most varies for every one of us, one thing will always stay the same. We are ambassadors because we want to represent our town, as well as the Eagan Funfest in the best way possible.
Being an ambassador is definitely a part of who I am now. We do not just act the part when we are wearing our crowns and sash, but all the time in everything we do. There are so many girls that look up to us as ambassadors, and whether I am on a parade float, or hanging out with friends, it is always in the back of my mind that so many girls would love to be in my place, and I need to represent myself, as well as our program, in the best way possible.
As an ambassador we learn to become strong leaders, have confidence in who we are and what we stand for, and serve our community through volunteerism. While we hope to portray these ideals in our organized events, it is just as important to keep these things in mind in our everyday lives. To me, being an ambassador is about setting an example for all young girls and being someone they can look up to.
As the oldest one in our ambassador family, it is so important for me to be a role model for the younger ambassadors. We truly have become a family, and I want these girls to be able to see me as a big sister and know I will always be someone they can come to. I am so grateful I have gotten the chance to get to know each and every one of these girls, and I am so excited to see what the rest of this year has in store for us. Thanks so much for reading!
2012-2013 Eagan Funfest Ambassador