Archive—Is this Real Life?
From the Archive — a decade of wisdom, a decade of stories.
STLF staff and community members have been contributing blogs about their experiences, stories, and learnings for years. But once a snippet of wisdom has been published, it invariably leaves the public sphere and sits below the ever-growing pile of information that has become The STLF Blog. To ensure these wise words the attention they deserve, we have added this new series of blogs!
Caitlin "Bear" Plaza was an STLF Staff Member from 2011 - 2014. This blog post is about her excitment and joy as she began working for STLF! What a timely reflection as we are hiring a Manager of Operations.
"I am still in shock that I will actually be working for one of my favorite nonprofit organizations! I could not be happier that I have been given this amazing opportunity! This is something that I have dreamt of ever since I went on my first Pay It Forward Tour in 2008.
Everyone here was willing to work with me and teach me anything and everything that I did not know. I am so thankful for everyone here on staff. They really took me under their wing and not only taught me what I still needed to learn, but also showed me around the city and made me feel accepted."