Today, we received the letters we wrote to ourselves during our first week on campus. I ended my letter by saying, "I hope you can look back at your time at Manchester and be proud of your accomplishments and the connection you made." I am. But this was only possible because of the professors who didn't just give me skills to enter the workforce, they developed me as a person. They taught me to look at everything critically, but not always cynically. They taught me to push myself and to expect more from myself and from the world. They taught me to look at the world in ways I never knew were possible. They taught me things I won't realize they taught me for years to come. Manchester's mission statement says that it,"respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction." I will graduate in 101 days with ability and conviction, not because I learned to crunch numbers with SPSS or because I can properly use the French subjunctive. I will graduate with ability and convection because of the people who made me who I am. I hope students at Manchester University in the future will find this to be the case for them as well.
It's almost time to go south for my last semester at @manchesteruniversity... In all honesty, I didn't want to go to MU, my plan was to go for a semester, then transfer out. Every day that passes makes me more thankful that I stayed. * * * #ManchesterUniversity #MU #School #College #Bells #Senior #Spring #Winter #Canon
#2017BestNine | Not pictured: Countless hours in the library, the stack of French literature that followed me everywhere, me screaming at SPSS, Spending a summer with an amazing local NGO @refugeeedcenter, @tathanaustenwooding & @katiejo_ 's perfect wedding, packing up and leaving France, interning in the European Parliament, and I don't even know what else. Thank you to everyone who made this year special!