I am very excited to serve as the Denver Alumnae Editor this year! I have always loved reading Staff Signals since affiliating with the Denver Alumnae chapter, but being on the other end of it now...I have larger appreciation towards the hard work of our sisters' contributions for our newsletter.
I hope to put my personal spin on the editor position, but maintain the integrity of what already exists (and works!). Your contributions help make our SAI year successful, well communicated, and personable.
Sisterhood during the holidays
Truth be told, this time of year always brings a little sadness to me. I cling onto holiday music, the comfort food, decorations, family time, the constant mention of 'joy' and 'cheer'. In my family, there have been many times when the holidays have been the season where we lose a loved one. The holidays, although very joyous, can be a reminder that someone we love is not here to be a part of the celebration.
I think many sisters can relate to this, which is why our sisterhood is so important. As sisters, we gather (virtually or in-person), we support, we bring joy through music and sisterhood. Our sisterhood is truly 'so near, so dear'. It gives us a chance to take a break and just be...with our sisters!
How can we show compassion to each other? How can we show a sister we are thinking of her in subtle ways? I challenge myself, along with the rest of sisters, to act with intention in the ways we can reach out to our sisters. And more importantly, if you are a sister that finds the holiday season a difficult time, never hesitate to reach out to any sister. I'm sure I can speak for all of us in that we always welcome a phone call. To all my sisters, I hope you enjoy this season and are looking into the New Year with excitement!
Many Roses, Krista Aliga