For all those born in the 80's

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I found this picture on some website about people who were born in the 80s

WOW, crazy right?! Talk about things that make you feel old.
I definitely remember all of these things. It's so fun to think about how quickly the world changes and how easy it is to forget what life was like before we had the luxuries that technology has brought us. I will definitely be first to admit how much I take for granted having things like a cell phone, and iPad, a computer, etc. Not only that, but things like running water, a roof over my head, food on my table...

Seeing this picture made me reflect on how blessed I truly am, and regardless of the hardships I find myself in, I have to remind myself that I need to be grateful for the life I can live thanks to my hard working parents and the country I live in. 

Take a moment and think about it, and be thankful

In the spirit of tacos,

Finding Purpose Through Vi(Mis)sion

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So, what is my purpose on this planet?

For one of my graduate classes I am writing up a personal mission and vision statement about my aspirations as a person and student affairs professional. I have been doing a lot of reflecting on who I want to become and what kind of professional I want to be and then I remembered that I once wrote a mission my senior year of college in Dr. Warner's leadership class, so naturally I pulled it out. 

Here's what it said:

C is for caring for others unconditionally
A is for advocating for those who need heroes
N is for never giving up when trying to achieve a goal, even when facing adversity
D is for dedicating time out of every day to remind someone why they are important to you
A is for actively listening and always having a shoulder for someone to lean on
C is for creating an environment where people feel they can approach you
E is for embracing every day with a positive attitude

Yes it's a pretty long mission statement, but I did really feel every word I put into it. So now I am tasked with finding a new mission and/or modifying what I came up with. The fact of the matter is that I have done a lot of growing since my senior year so I felt it was time for a change. Below is what I came up with - what do you think? Does it fit me? 

My Mission
To live life completely, thoughtfully, creatively, and passionately with a healthy dose of realism mixed with imagination and a never-ending advocacy for any voice left unheard.

My Vision
I am a creative soul with an undying passion to empower and inspire others to pursue their dreams.

I believe that every single person can create their destiny and make a meaningful impact on themselves and their community.

And therefore I amplify the voices of soft spoken heroes and tirelessly advocate for voices left unheard to create positive change.