Sometimes you can’t stop a girl from traveling. Sometimes a girl has to realize that she’s in a huge, foreign country for an entire month, a country whose scenery, people, and even languages differ so greatly from coast to coast.
When I first came up the idea of writing this series of articles for The Michigan Journal, I imagined myself sitting on a bench with a tiny cup of espresso in one hand, while the other hand hurriedly wrote pages and pages of thoughts down.
Throughout my entire life, my dad would tease my mom about her penchant for travel by proclaiming that her life was a suitcase. Well dad, hate to say this, but as usual, it’s like mother, like daughter.
Change may be difficult and disheartening at points, but once you come out on the other side, you very well might realize that you’re a better person because of it.
As a proud American who believes in both hard work and helping others this new information was conflicting to me. Can hard work and dedication really not always get you to better places?
My Mondays are going to seem very empty without the Michigan Journal, but it will always be in my heart.
The future is still so scary and uncertain, but I’m glad that I have the next four months to hold on to before I’m unleashed on the unsettling waters of senior year.
Above all else, keep working towards your goals. You won’t always succeed, but statistically speaking, you won’t always fail either.
Since we have a large number of commuters on campus, student organizations are sort of the ‘home within the college campus’ that most of us don’t really have.
Everything that has happened to me in the last eight years can be attributed to that one grocery store application. There were dark times during that period of course. But as I look back, I realize that every step I took led me to another, and another, each time fulfilling various facets of the overarching goal I have for myself.