I wanted to talk about Union and how our school provided opportunities that I needed in my life. As I was growing up I was always told of the importance of making good connections. So when I arrived at Union I was happy to see and experience the accepting and welcoming environment that the campus brings. As a freshman, I was grateful for all my new experiences. I was even grateful for my employment at the cafe as opposed to other people taking work for granted. I feel like it shouldn't be that way, we should all be grateful for the things we have especially if it's something that provides resources. I would like to encourage everyone to try and see the blessings out of the simple things we usually might take for granted in our lives because we might just find something special. I know I did because some of my greatest friendships came from my time spent working at the cafe. As I grew in friendships and in my major I discovered much more new opportunistic doors that God was opening. However, there might be doors that close in our lives but I know that better ones always come with the help of God. I believe that we just have to be humble and not take the little things in lives for granted so maybe we can experience the bigger opportunities. This is something I strive for in my life and see the importance of it in our Union community.
Jennie Mendoza is a Sophomore studying Social Work