Having success, reaching our collective vision for Hillel won't happen overnight. It's going to take a lot of trial and error. It will involve taking missteps, breaking them down, and figuring out how to improve going forward. More importantly, it will require hearing what you want to do. What social events do you want to have? Where do you want to volunteer in the community? What do you want to learn about Israel or Judaism? Seven students don't control Hillel; we're all working together to improve our community on a daily basis.
This upcoming year is going to be a wild ride, but I am not afraid of this rollercoaster. It's simply another one of those college journeys to add to the list. As I mentioned before, success in reaching our goals won't happen immediately, but I do know it will happen. Everything won't go as planned, but every day is a learning experience to find a way for us to become a stronger organization than we already are. That's why I'm glad the elevator to success is out of order; each step is a chance to learn something about myself as well as all of you. Taking the stairs will take a little longer, some steps will turn out to be harder to climb, but one year from now I look forward to meeting all of you on the top floor.