Life Changes
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Life Changes

Life Changes

Change. It’s good and bad, bittersweet. It signifies growth. 

Three diagnoses since August. Just let that sink in…

·      August: ADHD
·      January: OCD
·      February: Iron Deficiency “Anemia”

Eventually, these things catch up to you and you can only outrun them for so long. Not by my own choice, I had to make some changes.

After three years of Young Life, I stepped down as a leader. Not from my own choosing, but because I have not been physically or mentally able to keep up with myself. Just as God called me to this ministry during my freshman year, he has called me to step down upon my junior year. It’s something I’ve been fighting for a long time, but I can’t begin to describe the relief and peace I felt after I was obedient to God’s calling.

The exact same day, I decided to drop my second major, one year before graduation. I am a Public Relations major and have four hours left in my degree, after this semester. If you know me, then you’d know that I love writing. However, multimedia journalism is not just writing. Print journalism is fine as I could write press releases for you all day, but broadcast is another story. I have developed a strong distaste towards broadcast news, so much so that I not only dropped the major but the broadcast news class I had as well.

I have been focused on PR from the get-go, but I have found my niche and specialized in specific areas that interest me. In addition to my PR major, I have added two minors, one in professional and technical writing, and another in entrepreneurship and innovation. I am still set to graduate in May of 2020 and am looking forward to these classes, rather than the broadcast news courses I was dreading.

My career goals entail a position in PR with a focus on copywriting and social media. Thus, my specialized minors are a much better fit for my interests and aspirations. For anyone reading this, trust me, I’m just as shocked as you are with the modifications, but that’s life for you.

xx, God Bless,
Daria

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