I have never in my life met a group of such inspiring young women who are striving to make the world a better place. My master plan for this summer was to work full time to pay for my upcoming college expenses. However, I found myself feeling cursed at my bad luck of finding a job. Who would have known my curse would turn out to be a great experience when I took the step of becoming an intern at Latinitas. All the women I have encountered in this organization are sweet as bread and are not afraid to take a stand for something they believe in. I honestly really do believe it takes individuals like this to make a change in the world-- the kind that give hope because they are sweet but strong and know how to take a risk and never give up.
It seems as though sometimes we are surrounded by massive groups of individuals who are just not very compatible with the way we want to drive our lives. When it seems as though everyone is aiming towards a common goal it makes you wonder if you are driving in a wrong or silly direction. Commonly speaking, people are aiming towards success and money but along the way they don't flinch when the time comes for them to run someone over if they get in the way. I was finding this to be true often and I will admit that I was mentally preparing to form a shell to protect me from the cold, cold world.
Until I met everyone in the office of Latinitas. It seems crazy to me how I can relate to all you girls in one way or the other, even the youngins from camp. I often find myself inspired by the stories I hear and I say to myself "I want to be like her when I grown up." So imagine a bundle of amazing women that share the footsteps they've taken. My lesson for this summer has been that there is NEVER a right or wrong way to attend college or be young as long as you are driving with what your instincts and your heart tell you. AND TO LET GO OF FEAR!! :) Life is too short to hold back on the chance of adventures, money comes and goes, and people will try to put you down many steps of the way but it is never up to the obstacles in life to write your story, only you are the author of life. But most importantly in the end: IT WILL ALL BE OK.