The beginning of a new journey
Well I finally did it!! I finally graduated. This has been a long and mentally draining road trip. I was so bogged down with assignments, projects, exams, and not to mention my domestic responsibilities; that my blogging activity became more of a chore and I in turn neglected my passion for writing.
I have learned so much about myself, my family, true friends, and even my enemies (bka frenemies). In my Technical Communication class I took on a leadership role for a major project (which I was terrified about at first). I had no idea how my team members would perceive me. I mean, would they accept me? Would they respect me as their Team Lead? I was too close to graduation to deal with any unnecessary drama. However, it turns out I am much better at delegating and coordinating tasks/events than I thought. I got excellent reviews from my team and my professor about my leadership skills.
With that said I have decided to begin my new journey helping others.
Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”
I have learned a great deal about the art of personal branding and what it takes to achieve excellence from my professors at UNT.
Here are the top three lessons that I learned from my classes and life:
- Anything worth having is worth working hard for.
- Networking is the foundation for building a solid career.
- Discovering what you are most passionate about will make your career more worthwhile and fulfilling.
My appetite for writing has been my driving force behind every course I have taken throughout my college career. One of my favorite quotes comes from:
Ernest Hemingway, “…the writer must write what he has to say, not to speak it…”
I believe in this statement because I live it. I am a master in the written and spoken word.
As a technical writer, my highest goal is to achieve excellence in every grant, manual, website, novel or poem I create and/or edit. Through my professional and academic experience I have also learned to develop, communicate and add processes that cut redundancy, improve accuracy and meet organizational objectives. I now plan on using these same skills to help people meet their personal and career goals.
I must admit I don’t know where or how to begin this journey and I’m a little apprehensive and nervous, but just as God was there with me along my road trip to graduation; He will guide and direct me thru my next journey in life.
So fasten your seat belts, I have a feeling it’s going to be an interesting ride!