Everything is changing! The play I was in just ended and Rotaract finishes next Tuesday. But the biggest change of all is that I am graduating college in two weeks. I have been in college for seven years, so it’s going to be weird moving on to something else. But, as someone said, “when one door closes another door opens”. I look forward to trying new things and growing as an individual.
This year has been a year full of growth. Although I am still in the process of losing, I do think that the lessons I have learned through this process will help me be an even better person as I graduate and find a job. I believe that my weight loss has given me the confidence, perseverance and strength to be successful after college. I am hoping to find a job that allows me to continue to be active and not just sit behind a desk.
Some of the things I look forward to after graduation are the opportunities to earn some money, travel and become more independent. Right now, my main concentration is passing my classes and preparing for my trip to Russia and Serbia. But after school ends, my goal is to find a job somewhere that will let me utilize my creative, social and business skills. I would love to do some sort of event planning or marketing, although I am open to all possibilities at this point.
I look back at last year and celebrate the changes and maturity that have come along with the WLS process. It’s been hard, but because of all of the amazing support from Dr Higa, my family and friends, I have come a long way. I know that I can succeed in finishing my weight loss and move on to maintenance, just like I am finishing school. These are huge changes and I appreciate all of your support! Thank you!