Today, I woke up at 6:30 A.M. and I was exhausted. I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in a week. I haven’t had 5 minutes to myself in a million years until today. Everything has been horrible and sometimes I think graduation can’t get here soon enough. However, when I woke up this morning, I was also thankful.

I am thankful that I am going to an amazing university that challenges me in the best way every single day.

I am thankful for Carolina Connection for allowing me to express my love and passion for radio news each Saturday at 8:30 A.M.

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I am thankful for those I surround myself with. Friends, family, boyfriend, roommate, mentors and teachers. They have supported me through countless trials and tribulations. They have offered words of encouragement, shoulders and shirts to shed tears on, and are my biggest cheerleaders. I would be lost without them.

I am thankful for an occasional lazy day like today that allows me to simultaneously nap on my couch, be semi-productive, catch up on any shows I’ve missed, and eat cheese puffs.

I am thankful for Carolina For The Kids. I am thankful for the ability to create videos that I love and share them with the organization I love (and those within it, whom I also love.) I am thankful for our Executive Board. They give me a lot of creative reign, and trust me to do what I think is best. I am thankful for wonderful committee members who help me in every way they can. And I am thankful for the huge event we put on every year. Seriously everyone in this organization inspires me every single day.


I am thankful for caffeine. I would be productive at all if it did not exist.

I am thankful for music. There’s always some song out there perfect for every emotion I have ever felt.

I am thankful for theatre for teaching me so much about who and what I am.

And finally, I am thankful for uncertainty. Earlier in my blog, I spoke about how afraid I am of gray areas. I still am. But every day that goes by that I don’t know what I’m doing with my life, I’m getting older. More mature. I’m growing into myself. And that’s okay. Through uncertainty comes confidence. And for that, also, I am thankful.




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