#Eureka - I Love a Good Pun

This summer I was selected to be a volunteer facilitator for the World Leadership Leadership Congress, known as WLC. If you know me well you have heard me talk about WLC because as a first time volunteer last year it was a life changing experience. I met some of the coolest, most inspiring people and learned so much about myself. I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to return this summer. WLC is an international conference for students who are part of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) organization which has smaller leadership conferences in every state. I was chosen to attend HOBY for the state of Iowa when I was a sophomore in high school and have been volunteering for Iowa HOBY ever since. I could write so much about the incredible people and experiences I have had because of HOBY but it is almost too difficult to put into words because it has influenced my life so much. Here is a video that describes a little bit more about the HOBY organization.

Extending my volunteering with HOBY to WLC this year means that I will be spending two weeks in July in Chicago guiding a small group of high school students from around the WORLD through the ultimate leadership conference that focuses on helping students be strong leaders and serving their communities. I am in charge of them in terms of supervision but also help them reflect on what they learning, facilitate conversations, and serve as role model.  In this role last year I decided to hand out what I called the "Swag of the Day" to the students in my group as a fun little gift and something for our group to bond over. I found out this year that my group will be in the pink section so I have been having so much fun collecting pink items for the past few months .I also LOVE a good pun - I thought I would share some of the items I have come up with so far.  This is only a sampling of what I have - I seriously have had too much fun collecting my pink items for my group and our group space so more posts to come on all of my pink finds.  . .

Leave your mark on the world with a Bic Mark-It marker. I found these for 5 for $3.00 at Staples. They are quality fine tip markers. I wanted to write "You are the Highlight of my day" and put it with a pink highlighter but I figured I pen would be more useful for the conference.

Leave your mark on the world with a Bic Mark-It marker. I found these for 5 for $3.00 at Staples. They are quality fine tip markers. I wanted to write "You are the Highlight of my day" and put it with a pink highlighter but I figured I pen would be more useful for the conference.

I am a fan of you - with a mini fan on a necklace! What do you know? There are dollar tree goodness. I also got batteries to go with them at there. They are nice fans!

I am a fan of you - with a mini fan on a necklace! What do you know? There are dollar tree goodness. I also got batteries to go with them at there. They are nice fans!

Don't sweat the small stuff - with a pastel pink sweatband. I got these from Private Island and they are super nice for the price. We sweat a lot at WLC so I figure these would be useful as well.

Don't sweat the small stuff - with a pastel pink sweatband. I got these from Private Island and they are super nice for the price. We sweat a lot at WLC so I figure these would be useful as well.

Your future is so bright better way some shades - with some wayfarer sunglasses with neon pink legs. Wayfarer glasses just never get old.

Your future is so bright better way some shades - with some wayfarer sunglasses with neon pink legs. Wayfarer glasses just never get old.

That's for making our WLC group extra special - with Extra gum.

That's for making our WLC group extra special - with Extra gum.

I mustache you ask you a question but I will shave it for later- with pink mustaches. I am working with high school students so I had to work in the pop culture mustache craze.

I mustache you ask you a question but I will shave it for later- with pink mustaches. I am working with high school students so I had to work in the pop culture mustache craze.