• Life

    Pre Study Abroad

    Y’all. This summer I will be going to Europe for three weeks as a part of CNU’s Cross-Cultural Leadership Program. I have always dreamed of this experience and cannot believe that in just six short months I will be stepping onto the soil of six different countries. The program will provide me with credits that fulfill a requirement of my leadership minor and the Presidential Leadership Program and is described on the study abroad website… Through personal observation and investigation of concepts, patterns, and issues that shape society and cultural values, students will learn the importance of society and culture to effective leadership in a global context and understand how…

  • 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…