Well a lot has changed since my last post (that seems to be the intro to most of my blogs:)! I GRADUATED from CNU on May 10th and I start my first grown up job next week…oh man!!
The past four years have been such a blessing, and it’s hard to believe that my college chapter is over already! I remember my freshman year like it was yesterday – my roommates, my classes and professors, my immaturity... Since then I’ve had opportunities to travel the world, to conduct research, to learn from and do life with an exceptional community of people…I never imagined that my four years would be so full and life-giving. My college experience has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve learned to care for others and to do purposeful work, I’ve grown intellectually, spiritually, and I’ve figured out (and continue to realize) the things that are important to me.
Intelligence + Character, that is the goal of true education. -MLK
I am sincerely grateful for my family, friends, mentors, professors, and the many others without whom my journey would be incomplete. I love Althea Gibson’s acknowledgement,
If I’ve made it, it’s because there were an awful lot of people who cared enough to help me.
It has been quite a journey to this place. From the time that I started at CNU until now I’ve gone from wanting to be an event coordinator, to an interest in public policy, to not knowing what I wanted and everything in between. In some ways I still don’t know what I want to do professionally, but I’ve learned that not knowing everything is okay – I’m learning to view my life as a journey with opportunities and adventures, and to take things one step at a time.
If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you. -Robert Goheen
All that to say, I’m happy to announce that I will be working in the HR department of Massimo Zanetti Beverage, a coffee manufacturing company! I feel blessed to have a plan…it definitely appeases my type-a, perfectionist personality!! I’m also verrryyyyy excited to begin working in the coffee industry and pursue my long-term goal of one day owning a coffee shop.
Though getting to this point wasn’t quick or painless, it taught me to trust the Lord more. Doors that I thought were certain, closed unexpectedly for me, others that were far from my mind opened, and I was faced with tough decisions…I quickly learned that becoming an adult is both a great privilege and responsibility! I realized, once again, that there is a plan greater than my own.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. -Proverbs 16:9
So here I go joining you working folks, embarking upon a new journey and figuring out how to make a life for myself. I am so excited for this new chapter! Thank you for your constant love and support, and cheers to adulthood!