August 24

RCL #1-It’s What I Do

“But when I am doing my work, I am alive and I am me. It’s what I do. I’m sure that there are other versions of happiness, but this is mine.” -Lynsey Addario

At this point in my first week of college, finding my passions and things that make me happy can be overwhelming at times. Coming from a high school graduation class of less than 100 to a class of 8,000 is completely terrifying.

So what am I going to pursue as my passion in college? What makes me happy? In high school I played a sport every season of the year ranging from field hockey, to swimming, and track. I am a runner, I love making food for my family, I am above average height (6’2″ to be exact), and I love the outdoors. I also have Celiacs Disease (fancy way of saying I’m gluten free) so basically all of the signs around campus advertising “free pizza” kind of suck. And that’s basically me in a nutshell (my favorite nut is a cashew, in case you were wondering).

Anything that keeps me active and in a role where I can help others makes me happy. Also, I can find humor in some of the simplest situations so that keeps me happy too.

I’m thinking of either writing my passion blog about being gluten free (and all of hilarious and tragic stories that come along with it) or exercise and healthy eating. Either way, they are both aspects of my life that are very important to me and make me who I am. Let me know which one you think I should do!