Still Undefeated

I started work at my last University a little over 6 years ago as a student worker.

Last month was my last day of full-time work and I feel like I graduated! I can’t believe it. A day that I have been waiting for for almost seven years has finally come and it is still so surreal.

I first heard about the school when I was in undergrad. I was double “majoring” (I have to put that in quotes because NU does not count pre-med as a major even though the amount of classes that you need to go to medical school begs to differ) and double minoring and it got to the point that I knew that I was going to need to focus on my mental health or I wouldn’t be graduating with any degree. I called a family friend who was a doctor to see what she thought I should do and she suggested a post-bacc program. I literally felt the scales fall away from my eyes and saw the sun for like the first time in months. A post -bacc program! I had never considered such a thing. But she was on the admission board at a school and a lot of her students had done those kinds of programs before heading to medical school. She told me about the program there and told me I should give it a shot.

Fast forward to graduation, I come home to Texas and after a minor set back, on the school’s part, I started taking classes. Taking classes and looking for a job. I had worked already full time at a well respected PR & PI company in Dallas but I needed something a little less demanding due to my heavy course load. I worked for the children’s hospital for a while and I wrote for local magazine but then one day the Summer after I started at I randomly met a woman at the Career Center who needed someone with my background to help her and if I didn’t mind I could have the job. That was my introduction into the world of college recruiting and I am so grateful for that day.

Finishing up big projects or events or event jobs is always so surreal for me. I realize when everything is said and done that I have been holding my breath, head down, just focused. But sending my last email and setting my away message was one of the most surreal feelings that I have ever felt. You wouldn’t have time to read all of the stories I could write about my time at that place or all of the wonderful people that I have met and gotten to work with but trust me, you would want to.

I never thought I would say this but as I slowly let out a seven years worth of trials and tribulations exhale know this – there are very few places that will have had as big of an impact on my life as this place has and for that I am forever grateful.

Comet Out.

One thought on “Still Undefeated

  1. Congratulations!!! You always have such an accepting perspective on things. You are an example of someone who blooms wherever they are planted! Wonderful!


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