I'm new at this blogging thing so excuse me if I don't do it right. However, I love to talk and will not stop unless told so blogging should be a breeze. I mean, blogging is like talking nonstop but online :) I'm so truly blessed and honored to have been selected as New York's FosterClub All-Star. Its only the third day but I have already been touched by my fellow All-Stars. Moreover, I know that this will be a very emotional summer for me because this will be the first time in my life that I have been around so many people who have had some type of experience with the foster care system.
I never talk about my life in foster care and most people in my life do not that I was in foster care. I often do not like to speak about being in foster care because I still find it raw and emotional. I am still coping and my healing is still in progress. Emotionally, I have feel like I have been on a roller coaster ride ever since I got here. I know that i have to come to terms with my experiences and I know that this internship, this summer and these wonderful people will help me through my struggle. I can honestly say that I have not let me being a foster kid determine my path in life.
I have just recently graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A in Sociology and plan to got to grad school for my Masters in Social Work. I know that I am a success and it will not stop here. I have used my life experiences as a way to push me; it has been the force behind my drive. However, I know that personally and emotionally I need to come to terms with my past. I recently realized that no matter how successful I am or will be, I cannot really succeed as a person if I do not try to better understand myself. I know that this summer will be a learning experience and I'm so up for the challenge!