It’s here, and this is it…
In three short days I will graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in communication. I can honestly say I will take nothing away but great memories from the three-and-a-half years I spent at this university and in the community of Stevens Point, which I have come to call my home.
UWSP helped me grow in so many ways, especially during my final semester. So much has changed in me and in my life during my time here, and I will forever be thankful for all that I’ve had the opportunity to experience.
I feel so incredibly blessed in my life as I look back on my time here. I’ve met some truly great and unique people, learned something from everyone I crossed paths with, and made life-long friends in the process. Every experience was an opportunity to grow and learn, and I did just that in my time here.
UWSP gave me beautiful friendships, brought me back to my faith, challenged my relationships for the better, and pushed me to pursue my professional passions. At the age of 21, I admit I have so much more to learn in life, yet I feel so wise about who I am in the world.
I have found me in UWSP…
I know with certainty what I want to do professionally, I am happy in my friendships, my heart is in a good place, and I feel a sense of peace about where I am as I approach the end of my undergraduate career.
With a grateful heart, there is no way I can write this without declaring my thankfulness and appreciation for the beautiful family I have been so blessed to have the support of. My family has been and always will be a source for advice and support, and I realize that not every individual has such a strong family unit as a guide through life. Through my uncertainties, mistakes and achievements, my family is there for me. I am humbled to have their attention, support and love.
As I look forward to 2015, I am so positive about my future and the future of those I surround myself with. I have not settled, but am content in this moment.
On Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 I will don a black gown, cap and heels as I take part in UWSP’s commencement ceremony. There are many thoughts that run through my mind as I attempt to imagine how everything will unfold. I feel… apprehensive? No.
… I feel ready. I feel accomplished and ready to work towards my next goal.