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May 15, 2013

Ready or not….

I’ve been waiting for the right time to write this entry; the last post of the year.

Then I remembered a quote that I read recently.

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”

So I wrote this post…

 

I just finished my second year at Clark. It seems unreal. This semester has been crazy, interesting, challenging, exciting, adventurous, and fun all at the same time. I focused on my academics more than any other semester yet, just because I really enjoyed my classes and wanted to do well. At the same time, I worked more than ever before – with three jobs, an internship, and still participating in campus groups.

I will be coming back to campus in the fall after I spend the summer working for a company I love in Boston. I have a lot to figure out this summer – what I want to focus my efforts on and if and where I want to go abroad.

For many good reasons there are a lot of people who won’t be returning in the fall. Many of my friends are graduating this week and will move on to another chapter of their lives. They say that they aren’t ready to say goodbye, but if we had the choice, we would never be ready to leave the people and places that we love. Jarrad Nunes, who many of you may know from your visits or emails, got an amazing job in New York City and so he too will be turning a page.

417892_10151590256957722_65583458_nFor many people, Jarrad is the face to the place – the first person who you meet at Clark when you come to the admissions building. He was one of the first people I spoke with when I came for Accepted Students Day a few years ago and I told him that I wanted to work for admissions the day I put my deposit down — look where we are now.

It’s sad that he’s leaving, but we all know that he’s moving to the Big Apple to do big things. Jarrad wrote this in an email to the tour guides after announcing his departure.

 

“Although I’m excited to start a new chapter of my own professional life, I want to express that my experience at Clark has been nothing short of amazing.”

There were some other nice words spoken, but I don’t want any tears to be shed from this post.

As I always say, I love to believe that everything happens for a reason. I have no idea if I’m ready for what is coming my way tomorrow, next week, next month, or anytime after that, but I guess you can never really be ready. So as my Motivational Monday post of this week says, sometimes you just need that leap of faith.

 

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Though I may post again, or give you the link to my personal blog so you can keep up with my life, I will end this post with some lessons that I have learned this year.

  • Be persistent; follow through – great things will happen!
  • Know which relationships you value and why – and which you want to work on or not.
  • Read for fun – just do it!
  • Get to know your professors – it makes a huge difference!
  • Do what makes you happy because life is too short for anything else.

 

It’s been fun, readers.

 

Until next time,

Rebecca

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