Lee at his firs dance competition at DSU

TFL Student’s Experience Taking A Social Dance Class At DSU

This semester, I had the experience to attend a social dance class at Dixie State University with Eric.

It was a lot of fun.

I learned how to waltz, I learned the salsa and I learned to tango.

I have wanted to learn to dance for a very long time but I didn’t believe I was good enough to actually learn anything.

Lo and behold, I am better than I thought I would be.

I got the steps rather quickly and had tons of fun. I even got to perform.

Twice.

One of the performances was actually a competition and counted as the final in the class.

The second performance was just a showcase for the different dance classes that DSU offered.

I had so much fun that I signed up for the next semester of the class where I will be learning three new dances.

Yay me!

I finally get to live my dream. 

–Lee, TFL Student

Social Dance competition at DSU

Social Dance Class at DSU

Getting out of comfort zone.

Mentor Moment- Watching Students Step Out Of Their Comfort Zone

As a mentor I really enjoy the opportunities to watch the students step out of their comfort zone and do things they’ve never done before.

I have countless opportunities to give advice and feedback to the students in many areas such as social ballroom dance, dating, talking about their feelings, being an advocate for themselves, etc.

The one thing I always tell the students is, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” and many of the students have told me how true this statement is.

As they look back on things that challenged them the most, they seem to always end up being the most rewarding and that’s what life is all about.

Being slightly uncomfortable, whether or not by choice, can push us to achieve goals we never thought we could.

—Brittani, TFL Mentor

Halloween

TechieForLife Students Fun At Corn Maze For Halloween

Halloween at the corn maze!!

It doesn’t get better then this!

A group of us went to the haunted corn maze for Halloween and got our pants SCARED off!!!

It was so much fun walking through the corn maze as each of us got scared at different points!

We walked through parts that made a dizzy, crawl on our hands and knees but in the end we all made it out laughing and having a good time! 🙂  —Brittani, TFL Mentor

Wildlife Museum

TechieForLife Students Visit The Wildlife Museum

TechieForLife students plan their activities…

Recently, we took a trip to the local wildlife museum.

It consisted mainly of themed exhibits featuring taxidermied animals in lifelike mock-ups of their habitats.

Since Cam brought his kids with us, I mainly spent the time showing his baby son the various exhibits.

Notably, they had a children’s room that included a taxidermied polar bear that you were free to touch.

Overall, I would recommend the place for visiting families and their kids.  —Dylan, TFL student

Bowling with TFL students

TechieForLife Student’s Activity Going Bowling

Going bowling…

with TFL was one of the first activities we did after I first got here.

It was pretty fun.

I’m not very good at bowling but everyone was encouraging and I even used the kiddie dragon slide to help my game.

It didn’t help.

But it was pretty funny.

Everyone seemed to have a good time.  —Joseph TFL Student

Hike

TechieForLife Student’s Experience With The Chuckwalla Trail Hike

 

A TechieForLife student’s experience with the Chuchwalla trail hike:

At the beginning of enrolling to TFL, I thought I would like to hike.

Months later, I didn’t like it because some terrains are too high for me that require an old rope to hold on, or to climb; wrong clothing to wear, especially anything made out of cotton; and careless people who forgot to remind everyone to apply sunscreen.

But the Chuckwalla was a fine hike. There some huge steps, but I went over them.

At the end, we see a whole view of a neighborhood.

While I was going back, I saw Cam and Dallin trying to climb up a boulder with no equipment. It made me cringe when they did that because they’re close to a cliff.

I’ve already been to this trail last year, but it was worth it. -Dave TFL student