Today I realized that in less than three weeks, I will be venturing off to Harvard University for a summer internship. This position will test my skills, knowledge, and abilities of everything I have learned as a student and as a RA. My career in Student Affairs started two years ago when I signed my first RA contract. Little did I know, almost three years later, I would be in this amazing position getting ready to start a new chapter of my life.
I go into this month of June with mixed emotions. I am so excited and pumped for my internship, but at the same time I engage in reflection looking at all the opportunities afforded to me. Through it all, my supervisors have been 150% on my side and have vouched for me whenever and wherever it was needed. As much as I am confident in my own skills, I know that I would not be here without the constant and superb support from the people in my life.
So as I go into this rapidly approaching month of June, I think back to all the times I thought to myself I could have done better. Here I am, going into my Senior year of college as a Senior Resident Assistant, going to Harvard in less than three weeks, and entering the school year as a Student Support Intern. Needless to say, my summer is packed, but I know I can do it. I have a strong support system, and friends that will always keep me in check when it is needed.
So thank you everyone for getting me where I am right now. Thank you for supporting me when I did not support myself. Thank you for pushing me when I needed to be pushed. Thank you for seeing what I failed to see in myself. Thank you for helping me see what I needed to see.