My Thoughts, etc.

Growing Pains

It's now week five of my sophomore year at CMU, and in comparison to how I was handling college life just one year ago, things are going great. I am secure in my career plans, I'm getting more involved on campus, and I generally feel more confident on a daily basis. I am staying motivated… Continue reading Growing Pains

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Leadership Development · My Thoughts, etc.

“College Has Changed You.”

Having grown up in a family with very strong values and a community of people who shared many things in common, coming to college was strange. I wasn't used to being around so many different people. The environment was something to get used to for sure, but I am so happy I experienced that change. In… Continue reading “College Has Changed You.”

Leadership Development · Volunteer Work

Hey, {Lettuce} be Lunch Buddies!

When I first arrived on CMU's campus, I knew I wanted to be involved in some sort of volunteer work with elementary-aged kids. I told my RA this while we were discussing my interests one day, and that's when she introduced me to the Lunch Buddies program. She explained that it was an off-campus mentoring program where… Continue reading Hey, {Lettuce} be Lunch Buddies!

Health & Fitness · Leadership Development

Branching Out Your Free Time: Netflix and No Chill

At the Connections conference in Traverse City, Michigan, all participants attended leadership lectures on topics that interested them.  I decided, based off of a small description, to go to one about budgeting free time called "Branching Out Your Free Time: Netflix and No Chill" (another factor was how clever the title was). In this session, we were taught… Continue reading Branching Out Your Free Time: Netflix and No Chill