I find myself today sitting in an almost entirely empty computer lab with inclement weather outside that has slowly and continuously cancelled all of my events of the day so far, with which I could have spent the time elsewhere being incredibly productive… I have spent the last 45 minutes expressing my stress and frustrations to a very supportive friend that is also along for the cancellation train today. He has challenged me to write about it… so here it is.
I am currently enrolled in 22 college credit hours. I am taking 18 at my school, Metropolitan State University, of which are all upper division and another 5 with another school to prepare for a fellow program that I am working on this summer in Brazil. I am the Co-Founder of Student Startup which right now I am currently working on a massive branding project with our graphic designer on top of all of the other major things that are in progress in order for us to launch. I am a fellow with US-Brazil Connect that requires weekly assignments, communication with my students and submitting feedback on my students progress. I am running a fund-raising campaign to get me to Brazil. Oh yes and I also work… I am a humble waitress that is paying the bills in order to make all of this other stuff come to fruition. My social life thus feel non-existent at the moment. Most importantly, I am in the process of identifying and branding myself as the altruistic adventurer and where I want this venture to take me. I cannot lose site of this, this is my passion, my dream, my life. To give back, to create positive change in the world.
Whew, thank you for making it to this part of my post. Now that I have ranted about all of the beautiful things that are creating this “stress” in my life I am grateful that my friend has put me up to this challenge. It is important in life to remember that when we ask the universe to show us our purpose and honestly commit to that experience it lays it on us! Also, in this process it is important to be able to step back, out of the madness, and feel that joy, success, inspiration and beauty that is happening all around us. Because, as we all know, it is about the journey that gets us there. Thank you my friend and supporter, Brian. Hope you all are soaking in the madness.
If you all have any advice or words of inspiration that of gotten all you through challenging moments I would love it if you shared. It is our connections that feed our souls… genuinely, thank you.