I realized today that I have management experience. What else would you call coordinating and leading a college cheer team for an academic year?
Think about it. I had to basically outline practices, figure out working structures for game days, collaborate with my other captains, do some conflict-management, coordinate with other student groups to market games, and try and keep my cool while doing so.
It was great for personal growth. I wish I had done some things differently, but I have those experiences to learn and draw from. That’s probably the most important aspect of all of this. I now lead a youth hip-hop team. I’ve had to tweak approaches for this particular age group, and again, I’ve learned quite a bit.
All in all, these experiences are invaluable. Some days are harder than others, but I look for the positive aspects. I’ve grown as a leader and grown creatively. I intend on continuing to do so.