Here’s to New Beginnings

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So much has happened since the last time I posted. On April 29th, I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University.  Even after sitting through a 2.5 hour ceremony, it still doesn’t feel real.  I had an amazing four years at … Continued

Bucket List: March 2012

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133. Give a Senior Speech I’ve been to a lot of events and banquets over the past four years of college, and a lot of them have a student give a senior speech.  I always thought, “if that was me … Continued

Goodbye Senate, Hello Future

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I never wanted to be in Student Government.  I wasn’t involved in SG in high school, and I had no interest in doing it in college.  But when I discovered the Emerging Eagles leadership development program, I figured, why not? … Continued

Alternative Break Day 5: Reflection

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As this trip draws to a close, I’m taking time to reflect on this week. The highs and the lows. The lessons and the memories. Absolutely everything. One of the biggest things I’ll take away from this trip is the … Continued

Alternative Break Day 4: Rising Above

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It’s hard to believe that our last full day in Mississippi is over. This day was a perfect explanation of why I wanted to come on this trip. Today we spent half of our day at the Boys and Girls … Continued

Alternative Break Day 3: Breaking Barriers

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Sometimes I forget that Hurricane Katrina affected more than just New Orleans. Through this demolition project, I was constantly reminded of the reality that many gulf coast Mississippi residents face. It’s been an eye opening experience…but also one full of … Continued

Alternative Break Day 2: Demolition and Hope

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Imagine asking a nonprofit to help re-build your house after it was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Imagine that when they come to your house to see what needs to be done, they find more problems than just the roof. Imagine … Continued

Alternative Break: First day in Mississippi

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Today I, along with 21 other FGCU students, headed to Biloxi, Mississippi for alternative fall break. On this trip we will be addressing issues such as disaster recovery, poverty, and educational inequality. We left at midnight and got to Mississippi … Continued

Two Weeks Until the End of My Public Relations Internship

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Two weeks from today will be my last day at my internship.  It’s an incredibly bittersweet moment, and I’ve never been so sad for something to end. Four months ago, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do … Continued

Sisterhood Quotes: My Second Family

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“Sisterhood is many things. It’s a warn smile on a cold and rainy day, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello… It’s all that a good and lasting friendship is, only better. It’s treasured. It’s sacred. It’s knowing that there will … Continued

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