Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here! I feel like over the summer I had time to write, post, and reflect over things that happened in my life, then fall semester hit and I had no time anymore. So as i’m sitting in my bed the other day pondering on what to write about, I stumbled upon these “lets chat” cards I got from the Dream Party (thanks Horacio Printing!) I went to last year and thought it was a good idea to do a Q & A. One very small goal I have for this year is to be more transparent/open about things that I feel and go on in my life. I felt like this was a great opportunity to start! So here we go:
Q: What risk are you happy that you took?
A: My first Co-op! I had to make a tough decision between two great companies, but I ended up choosing to work with The Walsh Group. To this day it was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made because I could see myself working with them post-college, which is exciting. It came with many hardships and challenges, which you can read in my blog post Finding the “Good” in Goodbyes, but ultimately it gave me wonderful connections and knowledge that I will cherish forever.
Q: What could you do now that you could not do a year ago?
A: Hmmm this question is very interesting because there is honestly a lot I could do now that I couldn’t do a year ago. A year ago I was probably at one of the lowest points of my life due to my concussion, but comparatively also at one of the best parts of my life because I got my first job opportunity! It was a really weird time for me and I struggled with being truly happy. Today, I feel like I am the happiest I’ve ever been. I’ve put a lot of things in perspective and noticed when I take care of my self and put myself first then I am generally more happy with the decisions I have to make and with the life I live. So to answer the question a year ago, I couldn’t blend my happiness with my life decisions. Now I am able to portray myself as happy without feeling the opposite on the inside even though it may seem like my life is how I want it (kinda deep right? haha).
Q: What makes you feel loved?
A: Oh what makes my feel loved… a lot of things! It doesn’t take a lot to make me feel loved, which could be a tragic flaw maybe? I don’t know, but I have a great friend group that knows exactly how to do it. So ask my friends Laura, Julie, Julia, or Ruthy if you are trying to get deep. Until then, generally when someone does anything for me that’s not expected like buy me food, listen to me vent, or celebrate my successes in life, it makes me feel loved. I think people think that it takes like a huge master plan to make someone happy, but 9/10 just make them feel important for 2 mins and there you go.
Q: What have you witnessed that has strengthened your faith in humanity?
A: This one is kind of hard because there are so many negative things happening in our world right now and it is hard to see the good in people or humanity when something bad happens. Luckily, I have wonder friends who are like minded and even friends who aren’t but are able to talk and reason about sensitive things, which is very important. I know personally all my friends and I have goals to make a positive impact in society, which is so inspiring. My best friend Laura is an aspiring Chemical Engineer who works so hard day in and day out to not only exceed academically, but to bring such a light to make a positive impact on society and is always there when you need someone. Julia is an aspiring business and technology student who finds beauty and happiness in what ever she lays her hands on which is an amazing attribute in my book. Julie an aspiring electrical engineer who loves to tinker around and has many side projects, which involve many electrical engineering attributes such as soldering and wiring various components to make many unique gifts. Ruthy, an aspiring computer scientist, plans to take over the world, which is perfectly fine with me, while solving world problems with her driven personality and infectious smile. So with all that, I think witnessing all my close friends have goals that potentially and will probably make the world a better place strengthens my faith in humanity because I think that all we need people that want to make the world a better place by doing the things they love.
Q: Who are your heroes?
A: Easy, my mom! She is the most hardworking woman I know and I hope to be half the woman she is one day. It’s funny, I always say I would never be like my mom because she is crazy, but she is crazy in the most beautiful ways. She loves like no other, she worked so hard so I could do the things I loved while sacrificing things she loved and no matter if we get in a fight or disagreement I know she is always their with open arms when I want her motherly love. I think thats is such a beautiful thing and that why she is my hero.
Q: What do you dream of achieving one day?
A: I love this question because there could be so many answers! We all have goals whether they may be career, relationship, personal, physical, financial, spiritual, which are all amazing and important to achieve a short/long term need, but I want to just be happy in what ever I do. What I mean by that is we can all have so many dreams and aspirations, but if we are not happy with ourself or our current situation then is it worth it? So I aspire to live a life full of happiness and surround myself with people that make me happy so if all of a sudden I was stripped of everything I have, I will still be content with the life I have in that moment.
Well thats it! Hopefully I kept it fairly short and you feel inspired to live this best life you can. I will leave you with this quote, “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley
Love you guys and don’t forget to CYOB!