I know how fortunate I am. At least, I think I do; and I try to never take the opportunities given to me for granted. I try to always be grateful and appreciative of my life and the people in it. However, this week I am feeling extra grateful for Mount Mercy and all my professors and peers, especially in the English department.
This past Wednesday was Scholarship Day, where students presented research projects and other projects they’ve been working on throughout the year. For the English Department, this was our time to show off the new interdisciplinary online publication I am a student editor for, Perceptions. In addition, the editors of the Paha Magazine got to unveil this year’s edition!
Overall, it was a great day that left me feeling super proud of my peers. As I presented Perceptions, I felt nothing but love and encouragement from all of my fellow English majors and professors in the room. I am so lucky that I have found what I love to do, but even luckier that I’m surrounded by individuals who not only share that same love, but share a mutual love for one another.
Through by jam packed schedule, late nights at the library, and long work days, it’s days like this that remind me again how lucky I am. And let me tell you, I am one lucky girl.