Last year, 2014, was a year of growth for me. I was shaped into the person I’ve been wanting to be and I developed my skills in ways I never imagined I could. It was one of the greatest years of my life. I was introduced to some of the most inspiring, caring, loving and generous people — some of whom are now my best friends. I was introduced to a career that I am excited about and know I will absolutely love. I was shown that it’s okay to be alone and to work hard to be independent. Lastly, I was introduced to a feeling of excitement for the future, a feeling I have never had before.
So how could 2015 top this year of growth, introductions and change? Well, let me tell you.
1. I’m going on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage
This is a trip my university offers to students and members of the community to go on. We’ll be traveling down to states such as Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, etc. and we’ll be learning about the Civil Rights Movement. I’ve heard stories from many of my peers who have been on this trip and I already know my life will be changed by this experience — and I am excited. I’ll be posting on here about certain days and experiences that I have.
2. My internship is changing
Currently, I work in the admissions office at my university as a Communications and Campus Tour Guide Intern. Therefore, my job is to give tours of the campus to prospective students and work on social media as further outreach to those prospective students. I’ve discussed with my boss about other opportunities I’d like to explore in the office and just like that, my internship has changed! I’ll be working in the office more with emails, videos, etc. to really reach more people. I’ll get more behind the scenes experience and learn what it really is like to be in an admissions office.
3. I graduate this year!
This one I’m still not use to saying. See, I don’t graduate until the end of 2015. Most of my peers will be graduating this May, but I get to stay until December (and yes — I am excited about this!) I know a lot of people say having to stay longer than four years is frustrating, but I see it as a blessing. I get to continue to learn at a wonderful University and continue to develop my skills before prematurely going into the “real world” trying to find a job. I’m excited to hone my skills and continue in my education, but I’m also excited that I’m almost done!
Other than that, I have no idea what 2015 will present to me. It seems to me that every year continues to get better, even if my experiences aren’t as extreme as the last. I am growing into the woman I’m supposed to be and I am loving life more that each day passes. THANK YOU to everyone who supported, encouraged and loved me throughout 2014. I know I couldn’t have done it without each of you. Here’s to 2015!
1. Read more — anything & everything.
2. Write more — journaling, blogging, notes, etc.
3. Live fully.
4. Start each day fresh — January 1st isn’t the only day to start anew.