This semester has done one thing that have shifted my college experience, it allowed me to see my passions. Recently, I’ve been sharing many conversations around campus, with best friends, dear friends, and soon to be dear friends in our affiliated student orgs. I’ve begone to open myself up more to outside ideas about what cause of action would be best and if it lines up with my internal guidelines mentioned in my previous blog post. This shift coincided with recent meetings with Christine Keller about my career prospects. I rediscovered my desire and ability to relate and understand people through sharing my struggles with integrity and lack of strong decision-making.
So I like to talk to people, so what? Basically, everyone has at least one person they can let into their world. I chose to focus on my love of conversation because it’s an outlet to release the bottled up stress and pressure of being a college student who is spread far too thin to be healthy in body and spirit. Conversations help me to steady the ship of friendship facades and life goals.
What am I most passionate about? Wow! Great question.
I would say I’m very passionate about helping others in whatever facet I can. This can be working as a job coach within the Deaf community and seeing them succeed on their jobs and keep their jobs. Advocating for the Deaf when it comes to communication with them and/or providing accommodations for them. Helping to create and setup events and watching others partake of the things happening at the event. I love encouraging and giving to others whether it’s my time, money, or an encouraging word.
These are things I’m passionate about!
One thing I love about college is finding out what really interests you and what your passions are. So I am here to tell you a few of my passions!
- Taking adventures- I love finding new places to hike, walk my dogs, and eat around St. Louis. There are so many opportunities around St. Louis!
- St. Louis Cardinals- My family have always been Cards fans and now that I live in St. Louis, my love for them has grown even more. I love going to Busch Stadium and cheering them on and enjoying the amazing atmosphere that other Cardinal fans possess.
- Helping Others- I love helping others whether it is here at Fontbonne or volunteering at a food bank. It really alters my perspective and makes me feel so great afterwards. I believe everyone should try to volunteer, especially with all the opportunities around the city.
What am I passionate about? If we are being honest, my passions have changed throughout my life. When I was little, my passion was finding the missing shoe for my barbie, or scoring a goal at my little league soccer game. As I grew my passion became about winning the science fair, and or trying to be invited to sit at the “cool table”. As you can see, sometimes my passions were shallow, and what fueled my fire was either winning or getting noticed. However, I do not think there is anything wrong with that, passions come and go. Your passion might be acing a course, getting a promotion, or solidifying a fitness routine! Passions can be big or small. At the moment in my life my passion has become to graduate and establish myself in the career world. Passion of not just surviving but thriving, which goes hand in hand with the international women’s day! The strong women in my life have been incredible examples and I am passionate about becoming a powerful, graceful woman myself. How lucky are we to live in a country that believes in gender equality!? I truly believe that as a woman you can be ANYTHING you want to be – but it takes will-power, dedication, and the mindset that no one is going to get in your way. If you want something – ask for it. If you want to venture on your own path– stop talking about it and do it. If you want to be treated differently – show people how to treat you. If you want to reach your goals – work for them. Being a 4’11” female has never once stopped me from thinking I was anything but equal to any man in school, business, or life. Give me a pair of heels and a challenge and I’ll make it happen. My advice for any of you chasing your dreams: find what fuels your fire, get rid of the excuses and be unstoppable.