The more you grow up, the more responsibilities you have but the more fun life becomes. I love a challenge, I love to experience new and exciting things. The more you grow as an individual, the more opportunities you have access to. Take advantage of it. I was scared to death studying abroad to Spain this past summer, but it was the best thing I ever did here at UA. The World is Truly Within Reach.
I am trying to think of one word to describe my overall experience at UA but there is none. Every year something new happened, something fun happened and even though I complained about class and work and being tired and broke, I wouldn't change anything about it. This experience has made me into what I am today. I like who I am today. I'm happy!
The biggest thing I am leaving with from UAlbany is the experiences. The good, the bad, the ugly. There were good times, and bad times, but they helped shape me. The people, who made the journey with me, will forever be ingrained in my memory. That includes, friends, family, dogs we had, fishes I couldn't keep alive for more than two days, professionals, and even you, whoever is reading the post. I spend a lot of time reflecting and writing these blogs, and spending time with you at Albany High School, GreenTech High School, the UAlbany STEP Program Summer Institute and on Saturdays. Some might look at this as just a paycheck; I look at it as an investment. I'm not going to be president of the United States, but one of you might be. I hope my thoughts, my actions, our interactions, shapes you to become a productive citizen in the world. Realizing the world is much bigger than what you see on a daily basis. I hope you take that heart and when you're big and famous, you always remember the struggle people are going through and always keep that dear to your heart.
The most memorable moment at the University…is too much to list. I have so many outrageous, funny moments here. I believe my biggest memory will be the weekend of 21st birthday. It was my birthday, I went out all night then had an exam the next morning at 10am, I got there at 11am. lol. A few hours later, I hoped on a plane to my study abroad trip, where they lost my luggage, so for the first 2 days of my trip; I had one pair of clothes. On top of that, I had to try and explain everything in Spanish. To say the least... it was a frustrating but fun filled weekend that I wouldn't change for the world!