When I first started college freshman year I definitely second guessed my choice to go to an out-of-state university. And people told me to just stick with it because time will fly by. And in the moment that didn't seem possible. It felt as if time was slowing down. And freshman year all I wanted to do was graduate and move on. But by sophomore year I began seeing the joy in viewing each and every day as a gift. I made the point to make the most of my time in Arizona and at Grand Canyon University. Senior year all seems like a total blur. I was pushing to finish my courses and possible graduate with honors. I was trying to spend as much time as I could at the gym while I didn't have to pay for a monthly membership. And I wanted to go on as many small adventures with my friends before we all graduated and moved on with our lives.

Time does fly by! And time does heal. But it's a process and can at times feel like it will never ever get better. But slowly it does. Healing comes when you decide to keep living.

Grand Canyon University has taught me a few things about counseling and business. Not so much mathematics because I will always be a lost cause when it comes to math. But the best lessons I have learned comes from life experiences.

Mission trips to South Africa, Internships that forced me out of my comfort zone, concerts where I rocked out with Aerosmith and Ariana Grande. I did my best to make the most out of this journey. And while there were hard times, There were so many amazing things that made college a story that I can gladly put in the books and move onto my next adventure.

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
-Dr. Seuss