Stories From the Road With LDC Rebecca

Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca Ruhlman and I am a traveling LDC. Truly, no two days look the same.  So, I decided to choose the day I just had with the vibrant women of Virginia Gamma.

9 a.m. – I wake up to get a quick workout in. I am thankful when I stay in hotels, the gym is just a quick elevator ride away.

10 a.m. – While I am preparing for my day, some of my best Pi Phi friends from Michigan Gamma and I make spontaneous plans to visit each other in Chicago during my week break from the road — I guess I just cannot get enough of traveling.

11 a.m. – Two lovely ladies of VA Gamma pick me up from my hotel for lunch at a local coffee shop called Aromas. One of my favorite parts of traveling is exploring new coffee shops. Don’t get me wrong, Starbucks is near and dear to my heart, but I like to save that for the airport.  I actually found myself at this coffee shop a few different occasions during my time in Williamsburg. The ambiance is great to get some work done.  

12 p.m. – Next the women take me to the Yankee Candle Store for a tour. This is one of the largest candle store in the United States. Ask any of the other LDCs, I had been anxiously awaiting this trip since I got my schedule a few weeks earlier. The collegian that came with me was a freshman. I loved hearing about how Pi Phi has already shaped her college experience and smelling all the different candles with her.

1 p.m. – I have a meeting with the Vice President of Philanthropy to go through all their plans to raise awareness for our literacy efforts this semester. I have my meetings at their chapter house. I told them it reminds me of a gingerbread house.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – I get some time to explore Colonial Williamsburg. It is a quaint little town with a ton of history. While I do this, I get a chance to talk to my best consultant friend, Jessica. She called me from Wisconsin Delta. Like I mentioned above, every consultant has a different day planned for them, so you are never sure when the next time you will get to catch up is!

4 p.m. – 7p.m. – Since this is my last day at William and Mary, I have the remainder of my meetings with their Executive Council. LNC has chosen a fantastic group of women to lead their chapter for the next year, and I cannot wait to see what they do!

7 p.m. – This is RLDC Alex’s hometown. Her sweet parents picked me up for dinner. I loved getting to chat with them. Alex is so similar to them; kind, gentle and insightful.

9 p.m. – I arrive back to my hotel and have to pack my two large suitcases for my flight in the morning. I have the packing down to a science but it takes me awhile because my things tend to get scattered across my room. I loved the time I got to spend with Virginia Gamma!

See you tomorrow OH Zeta



This post is courtesy of Michigan Gamma Rebecca, Leadership Development Consultant.

One thought on “Stories From the Road With LDC Rebecca

  1. And tomorrow I get the honor of working with Rebecca at Ohio Z. We will have a great time!! Looking forward to meeting her in person because our texts, phone, email and phone stuff has been great.

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