Patience

(n.) The quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.

I personally struggle with this on a daily basis. Naturally, I’m a high maintenance person who doesn’t know how to sit down and relax. I’m always running around doing something, stressed out and wanting to rush everything I do. Also as a writer, my mind is constantly racing with thoughts, words and feelings.

It’s not until the night time when I sit down that I realize how much I want right now in the present:

  • Move to Boston to work for Her Campus
  • If not that, then New York to work for Cosmo
  • A wonderful boyfriend/husband who will love me no matter what
  • Living on my own
  • Travel the world

When I stop and think about it… why in the world am I wanting to do and have all of those things right now? I’m only 19 years old. I’m half way through college!IMG_3053

I’m wanting to accomplish all of those things right now because I’m excited for them. They’re my goals. I can’t wait to have all of that. Actually no, I can wait… I’m looking forward to it.

But what do I do to help with being so impatient?

First of all, I pray. I know God has a wonderful plan for me and I trust him. I pray to him asking for patience because that is what I need to work on.

Second of all, as my friends have told me over and over again, I need to focus on myself. I need to focus on organization, my job and my schoolwork. I’m in college to get a degree to get a successful job. Worrying about myself is all I should have time for right now.

And finally, I try and stay positive. Even when I’m insanely stressed, I always try to find a way to be happy. Whether it’s ordering a pizza, or dancing to Taylor Swift’s new album, or going shopping with girlfriends, being happy when you’re busy makes all the difference in the world.

So next time I’m being impatient about something, I need to remember that God has a beautiful and precious plan for me. I need to trust him and have faith in him.

-C

MCOM 226 – Her Campus Winthrop

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written on here, but I was asked to write a blog post about anything for my mass communication multimedia class. So, I chose to write about Her Campus.

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What is Her Campus?  HC is a national organization that is an online magazine for college women. This website was founded in Boston, Massachusetts by 3 Harvard graduates in 2009. The organization has over 240 college chapters in the world and back in November 2014, my good friend Carolyn Rennix and I had the opportunity to bring it to Winthrop.

I am a sophomore at Winthrop now, and I have wanted to bring Her Campus to my school ever since I got here freshman year. I have a friend who attends College of Charleston and she is a part of their team, so as soon as I learned about it, I knew I had to get it here.

What does Her Campus mean to me?  Well, I am obsessed with this organization. Her Campus Winthrop is my baby. The main purpose of this organization is to help the young college woman with her goals, aspirations and help her destress from her busy lifestyle. We all know that things can get a little hectic here and there in college. Too many all nighters, way too much coffee, and 4 huge tests in one week? That’s more than the mind and body can handle. Our website will serve as a hangout space where girls can read about fun things such as “5 songs you should listen to while doing homework,”  or “top 10 fashion trends for the winter.” Girls can even look through our campus cuties and drool over Winthrop’s hotties 😉

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My goal as editor-in-chief is to inspire the women at Winthrop. I want them to feel confident with who they are and not be stressed or vulnerable because they got a D in their Math 150 class. What job even cares about ONE grade in ONE class after graduation? NONE.  My goal is for the Winthrop woman to laugh at our articles, provide some sort of stress-relief right before they go into a class or test they do not want to go to.  My goal is give our team experience. As a mass communication major and a sophomore I am preparing myself for the real world. Without experience on my resume, I will not get a job I want and need. I want to provide my team with as much professional opportunities as I can provide them because Her Campus is a well-known organization with a high reputation.

I lay in bed every night and think, “Wow, I can’t believe Carolyn and I did this. We brought it to Winthrop.” We make an awesome team. We also work together on the Johnsonian here on campus where she’s the news editor and I’m the assistant news editor, so you could say we’re like a “dynamic duo.” I am so blessed that I have her by my side. I can’t wait to see what this semester has in store for the both of us.

HCXO,
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