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  • Birthday January 30

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    KSI Barb130
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  1. So You Think You Can Write - November 2018

    This year has been a banner year for me in KSI. I finally gave in and changed my gamertag and am now Gen over a squad of 65 and growing members. I joined KSI in March of 2017. I attended Squad meetings and the occasional Sergeants workshop but I really didn't know anyone in my squad and I don't think I could have told you who my Gen was. When KSI Lady Jenny 7 became our gen I started to learn more about KSI, mainly because I would play ESO with her . Just being around the gen pick stuff up. Two gens later KSI Squeek 7 got me even more involved. I started to see some of the inner working of the squad and realized how much work it took to run and maintain a squad. I wanted to help, but I was also reluctant to change my gamertag. I had had that gamertag for about 13 years and wasn't ready to change it. During Spirit Week, I got involved in the Minecraft build-off and got to meet a bunch of people from the squad and the division. I was so stoked to be able to contribute. During that time we had a lot of time to talk and a few people said they would pay for my name change, however it wasn't about the money, it was about my identity online. One day I was thinking about the situation and I realized that I didn't play with the people I knew from 13 years ago. I hadn't had any contact with them in years. I realized that KSI was where I played and hung out. None of reasons I had really made any sense. I decided that if KSI Barb130 was available I would change the gamertag. Well it was, and I did. It turns out KSI Squeek, who was my gen, was on LOA at the time, and my Division leader, KSI GOT EM 7, pulled me into a party and immediately promoted me to SSGT, I was like "Wait, don't you mean SGT", he said, "No, you have been in KSI long enough and itching to help out. So, you are now an officer in training!" When Squeek came back, she trained me and I was promoted to LT. Over the next few months, KSI Squeek 7 and KSI Sumb1ch (now KSI SumBody 7) became my mentors and really built me up and help me grow to eventually become Gen of Succubus. Both of them have helped me to grow, see my potential, and stretch what I think I can do and encourage me to do more. I have learned a lot in the past six months or so, but the thing that has impacted my "real life" is that I realized that organizing is one of the things I am good at. When I became an officer I recorded all the members of the squad and started to keep records about squad activities and security checks so we could see at a glance who was active and who wasn't. I always felt I was disorganized and had to put in structure so I didn't miss anything, but this structure was actually organizing things in my squad and my life. My fellow officers taught me to embrace that and use it. One place I use it is at a Dog shelter I volunteer at. My job there is to greet people as they walk in and show them the dogs. My days are Friday and we don't get a lot of people coming in, so I starting cleaning out their donation closet. Most of the donations they receive are made available to other rescues. I started organizing it to make it easier for the other rescues to come in and take what they needed. Since I have started doing this we have seen a marked increase of what the rescues take. Last year I would have considered this grunt work but I look at it differently because it is my strength 2018 will be the year that changed everything for me in KSI and I couldn't be happier.
  2. Once KSI Always KSI.

    As a 1CPT the time spent interacting with people is considerable, be it squad members, possible recruits, or higher ups. Making time fro people not in KSI is hard because so much of my time online is spent dealing with KSI stuff. So philosophically, friends are friends whether they are in KSI or not and I would not cut them off because they left KSI, but realistically the amount of time I would spent with people outside KSI is very small so even if I did't mean to cut them off, it might have the same effect.
  3. New Member Certified Self Nomination Topic

    KSI Barb130 /barb130 New Member Workshop/certification KSI Squeek 7 gave workshop
  4. KSI GOT EM 7

    Got em referred me into succubus a year and a half ago. He's has always been supportive and encouraging me to change my gamer tag. I didn't know about his struggles until recently but you would never know it from his attitude. When I finally changed my gamer tag he made me feel so important during the promotion and excited. Got em exemplifies the "Open door policy" of leaders in KSI
  5. June 2018 OTM nominations!

    Division Leader Link to forums account: @KSI GOT EM 7 Reason: Got em has been very supportive of me since he promoted me to staff sargent. Always available to talk and play poker! Founder Link to forums account: @KSI Eyonia 7 Reason: Although she is a new founder, when she was co founder she always stepped in when out gen wasn't felling well or couldn't make it. General Link to forums account: @Squeek 7 Reason: Since Squeek took over our squad she always hit everyone up to play or just join a party to shoot the breeze. Since I became an officer she has been clear about what she needs me to do and always telling me what a good job I am doing and lets me know where I can improve (like not interrupting her lol). Lieutenant: Link to forums account @KSI Sumbich89 Reason: since coming back to KSI and becoming an officer with me sum has been a big help since he has done this before. I can always bring a " How does this work?" kind of question to him. He is a great recruiter and can't wait to see the fruits of the ideas he has for succubus. Member: Link to forums account: @GroundPainter26 Reason: GroundPainter was the only member of succubus to join the forums during spirit week. Hope to get hime more active here as time goes on.
  6. Spirit Week Forums Challenge 2018!!!!!

    Let's go ES
  7. Happy Birthday 

  8. Category - Co founder Gamertag: KSI GOT EM 7 Ksi Got em 7 referred me to KSI and even though I am not in his squad he will shout out to me and makes me feel welcome. Sometimes I think other KSI members don't realize I am KSI because I haven't changed my gamer tag so the extra shout out meant a lot Forums account link: @KSI GOT EM 7 Category - General Gamertag: KSI LadyJenny 7 Forums account link: @Lady Jenny Lady Jenny always makes me feel included in the games I play and is always positive about suggestions I may make. She's very approachable and available and although she must be busy she always makes time to have a conversation or answer a question