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Lessons Learned

Have a little faith. That is the main lesson I learned from this semester partaking in the School Supplies for Afghan Children drive. Intrigue: my initial feeling when I heard about this class. I liked the idea that I would … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Teacher, Always a Student

The summer before my freshman year of high school I went on a mission trip with my church to Mobile, Alabama. It was a part of Catholic Heart Workcamp. No joke, this camp changed my life. For one week we … Continue reading

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The Jar of Marbles

You know that game where you try to guess how many marbles, or gumballs, or small round objects are in a glass jar? You almost always end up underestimating. It seems when the items are counted off, they keep multiplying. … Continue reading

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Christmas in April

Think back to when you were a child and it was Christmas time. Or even your birthday. Remember the way you reacted when you got a present you really liked? It was like you had just received the greatest gift … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

This just in! Progress on the home front. So exciting. With only a little over a week left to collect school supplies, I have been vigorously working to get the word out and collect, collect, collect. I have contacted my … Continue reading

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Education Changes Lives

This spring break I had the opportunity to travel to London with a group from the Honors College here at USF. It was the most amazing week I have ever had. Truly life-changing. No, I am not trying to make … Continue reading

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A Simple Ask

I had the biggest breakthrough a couple of days ago, leaving me absolutely speechless. I am finally making progress in my school supplies drive and it feels great. This week shows the importance of what a simple ask can do. … Continue reading

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Carousel of Progress

This past Sunday my boyfriend took me to Walk Disney World for my birthday. I don’t care how old you are; Disney never gets old. There is a ride there that relates to my writing today: The Carousel of Progress. … Continue reading

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The Little Engine That Could

Everyone knows the story of the Little Engine That Could right? A rather long train needs to be pulled over an extremely large mountain and is unable to go over the mountain by itself. The only one willing to help … Continue reading

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Recipe for Success

The challenge continues. I absolutely love to bake. The excitement for me first starts when I encounter that perfect recipe. Just looking at the picture makes my mouth water: I know that I have to make it. Then I have … Continue reading

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