Day 1 comes to a close as I type this post. Providence, Brown, and the people here are something to experience. Although training has just started, I imagine that the next few days will be ones where I will be craving more information and ready to see the 8,000 kids come through campus this summer.
As I embark on the next couple days, I am challenging myself to be as open as possible to what is out there for the mind. Lately, I feel like I have been stuck in this area of knowledge that is cynical and not good for someone who declares themselves a lifelong learner. I am excited for this opportunity, to supervise, to advise, and to be a part of a team that values and supports me. Am I worried because of past experiences? Sure, but those were learning opportunities as well, I just did not see them that way. Hopefully this team building retreat will assist in getting my mind moving forward. Pictures soon!
This time last year I was preparing to graduate. With so much excitement, I nearly lost track of the fact that my whole life was changing. I would be moving out, going to a new school, meeting new friends, and immersing myself in this new me. I wish I could have allowed myself to be scared shitless then because it would have made the transition that much easier. Here I am a year later exploring, dealing with, challenging, and everything in between in this new world that I am able to call my home. Instead of saying "in blank days I will be graduating" I am saying "in blank days I am going to Providence for my Practicum. To think last year that I would have accomplished as much as I did is non-existent.
I am excited to begin my journey in the Fall but also equally as nervous BUT I am letting myself enjoy the experience of now so that I do not make the same mistakes I did last year. Who knew Education classes could be applicable even if you are out of college? Wrapping up this semester is important, and we did it. Yes, we--all of us. Anyone reading this. You made it here because you were meant to. Onwards and upwards. Always.