Well, for games there are Bobcats, because how fearsome can a Violet be, eh? ;)
I’m on an elated high right now. Life is propelling me toward a vibrant career and it’s all just beginning. Let me back track.
In the Tiger days, back at St. Agnes Academy, I had no clue that I would be pursuing journalism in New York. However, I could “feel something great” (very cliché, I know) was in store because that is the path of an Academy girl (no joke there).
From the halls of SAA I ventured to Dallas and a Crusader I became. Or a Groundhog on game days (notice the trend that is starting to form?). Politics, Philosophy, Spanish lit., Roma, Wine tasting, Ten Day, Papal Audience, Irving, Charity Week, Groundhog Day, Malla, the Mall, the Capp Bar, Iced Skim Mochas, Braniff 232, Baseball games, Volleyball games, friends, lots of friends, Old Mill, Pappas Steakhouse, Red River, Frozen Yogurt, early graduation, interning in Houston and DC, Graduation Day 2010, family, Texas. What could possibly top this?
Oh, just a pretty, delicate Violet. Or a driven, successful Bobcat. At NYU. In the GSAS J-School for Magazine writing. Simple.
Since Thursday, Orientation Day!, I have been on cloud nine (to use another cliché). The group in the J-School are so welcoming, motivated, creative, diverse. The kids in the Magazine track are inspired, friendly, enthusiastic, ready. My professors are working journalists, successful, intelligent, helpful, encouraging. My classes will be challenging, maybe even overwhelming, but great instruction.
I spoke with a good friend from home who is about to start culinary school, and also with my little sister who is beginning her senior year of high school, and am so enthused about all these new beginnings. Most of my girlfriends from home—high school and college—are starting their careers as well, and although I wish they could all do so here in NY with me, it’s still exciting.
I went on a rejuvenating run down the Brooklyn promenade in the most incredible weather—sunny, 71°F, light breeze—and am now poised for this new chapter of my post-grad story. Tonight, after Mass, I’m meeting some of the kids from the J-School for Pinkberry and finishing off the day with a soothing session of yoga.
And now that I’m finished gushing about how happy I am to begin my career as a Violet/Bobcat, I’ll leave you with this quote I read on the back of a girl’s shirt yesterday:
"Ah, Lord GOD!" I said, "I know not how to speak; I am too young."
But the LORD answered me, Say not, “I am too young.” To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Have no fear before them, because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.