Every Monday I receive email newsletters from Sinclair Caesar. This week’s was all about gratitude and feeling thankful. This email came at the perfect time. I’ve had a pretty tough time this week and have dealt with some pretty serious stuff on campus, but after reading this week’s email, I was reminded of how much I have to be grateful for. So, after doing some reflecting I wanted to share a few things that I am grateful for this week.
- Colorado. While I definitely miss some things from Michigan and South Dakota, I am happier here now than I’ve been in a long time. I love the mountains, this beautiful little community, and the home I’ve made here.
- My incredible Student Affairs team. I could never have gotten through this week without the support of my incredible RAs, RDs, and Residence Life staff. In fact, the whole Division of Student Affairs at Western has been nothing but supportive of me through everything since I arrived on campus in May. So, huge thank you to Shelley, Paul, Brenda, Jon, Ray, Hope, Sarah, Sammi, Amber, Kevin, Andrew, Seth, CJ, Gary and Chris for all that you do for me. Each one of you means so much to me already!
- Education. I have grown to love being an educator. I enjoy learning, and I love sharing knowledge with others through telling stories and exchanging meaningful conversation. I can’t wait to complete my masters degree this spring and I can’t wait to see where it leads me in the future.
- Opportunity. I am just 23 years old. I am a full-time professional (in a job that I love). I am educated (and will have two degrees in April). At such a young age, I have so much. I truthfully can’t complain, because the world has been good to me and I have so much to be grateful for.
I just wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you to the universe for giving me so much and to those who have gotten me to the place that I stand today.
I just wanted to give a friendly reminder to be grateful today.
In a time that was so tough for me, I know I have it so easy compared to the stuff the rest of the world is battling right now.
Thanks for sharing this humbling moment with me.
With love to you all,