• Lessons

    trustworthy

    It was August 25, 2018 and I was relieved to be moving into CNU with some experience under my belt. I felt at home as I stepped back onto campus, and rather than nervousness for the year that was to come (that I experienced as a freshman) it was actually confidence. I knew this was my place. My grandma and mom helped me move into my sophomore year dorm in Warwick and let me clarify by adding that these women are the “get-er-done” type. My grandma and mom could probably run laps around me when it comes to making things “cute” and achieving big tasks like moving into a bland…

  • Lessons

    Time Management

    As I’ve grown older, I have come to realize the value of things. As children we valued the items that would captivate our attention – toys, gadgets, electronics, shows, etc. As teenagers, we placed high value on our friend groups, on fitting in, on trendy clothes/accessories, in being perceived as “popular”. As I have braced the beginning of this concept of “adulting”, I faced a hard truth as I began to realize that what I valued most, I had the least amount of – time. College, while full of opportunities to grow and develop one’s character is also a time where everything is fast-paced and fleeting. Each week, a student…

  • Lessons

    To My Freshman Self

    I flipped another page on my calendar this morning and stood in shock that at the top it read “August”. I remember this time last year, how excited, nervous, and ready I was to embark on my next adventure. I had a few thoughts that I wanted to share in hopes that it would encourage those of you who are about to enter into your freshman year of college – coming from one fresh out of the meat grinder herself. I asked some of my close friends to share what they would of told their freshman self and my Type A, of course, made a list: 1. There is nothing…