Thansgiving

by Eric Mason
@EMay264

Seeing as it is almost Thanksgiving and I am buried in homework, this post will be shorter. I’ll leave you with a simple lesson: be thankful. For everything. Jobs. Annoying classmates. Friendly coworkers. Crazy-long assignment lists. It all adds to the experience of graduate school. There are times in which in you will question everything about your decision to enter student affairs.

It’s all worth it. I’m under seven months away from graduation, and the light grows brighter every day. My next move is very unclear, but I’m fine with that. I have four papers due before Thanksgiving. They offer another chance to learn, to grow, to expand my knowledge of student affairs. There is so much to learn in this world. As I continue with every day, every meeting, every reading, I am constantly reminded of my love of higher education.

I recently set up an internship with UNLV Athletics in external relations. While it initially disinterested me, Las Vegas has recently taken on a new light. Approaching the year mark of my move here, it feels like home. Getting a chance to know the community on a deeper level gives me more connection to UNLV and its predominately local students.

Grad school may only be a temporary living locale, but it is an opportunity to grow and explore a new place. Take full advantage of it. For me, it was an opportunity to say I lived in Las Vegas. Little did I know that I would fall in love with this city. I am truly thankful for that.

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