It took me a while, but I’ve finally realized how important personal goals for a woman can be, especially for a woman in her 20s. Here’s some suggestions of goals for 20 year olds to consider before settling on their new year resolutions for 2021.
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Wondering what the keys are to handling adulting–preferably without going crazy? Here are my best Adulting 101 tips for how to prepare yourself for adulthood, how to start adulting, and most importantly, how to deal with adulting. You’ll need a bit of your own flair and a solid faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
While you transition into the workforce, you may feel like you’re stranded in a big city without any road signs. To help with that transition, I’ve rounded up some valuable career advice for young professionals.
I’m surprised to say that some of the best career advice I ever got didn’t come from a career center but a writer’s conference. I was stretched like never before, tested in my faith, and doubting whether I would come out of the other side stronger. Being my first conference, I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I went in with the idea that I would be a sponge and soak up all of the information that I could get. I’m glad that was my mentality because some of the best career advice I ever got came from this writer’s conference. Just in case you’re not planning to go to a writer’s conference anytime soon, it’s my pleasure to share that career advice and life advice with you now. Writer or not, these lessons learned will encourage you in your career, your faith, and your life.
While I’m sure a lot of people are wishing for the church doors to open again so that we can have corporate worship and in-person fellowship, I’m kind of hesitant to say that I’m ready or not ready to “do church again.” I’ve found that lately I’ve been the most captive audience: listening for God’s voice at home. Of course, I agree that we should follow the guidelines of state officials. But if the option were up to me, I’m not sure if I’d be running back into the church doors. And not because of the coronavirus. Are you ready to do church again?
Why do I feel like a failure when God loves me? How can I deny his love and say that it is not enough? I find myself fighting to find the truth when my hands won’t let go of these feelings of failure. I keep stacking myself up against these benchmarks of success and achievement, and I always fall short. I’m holding tight to these standards that I haven’t met, and even as God is calling out to me, “you are a loved child of God. You’ve been bought back, at the highest price,” why can’t I let go of this and cling to his truth?
As a Fulbright alumna, I can say without a doubt that the Fulbright program changed my life. The journey to apply and receive a Fulbright and the journey of actually moving abroad to teach English as a Fulbright grantee were some of the most challenging times of my life. But I can also say without a doubt that I learned so much. I wouldn’t change being a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for anything.
So, what are we supposed to be learning from the coronavirus? I still don’t know exactly, and it’s probably different for every person, but I thought that this article would be a good start for me to figure it out. Written by Mark Oden, a pastor in Naples, Italy, the article ” 8 Things the Coronavirus Should Teach Us, ” has changed my perspective. I am reminded of God’s peace and prompted to cling to his promises. Here’s my response to some of the points Oden made, and make sure to let me know what your thoughts are in the comments!
It’s March!! (Wow 2020 is already going by so so fast!) So for March Madness, I’m bringing in some Fulbright Madness, which I believe accurately represents the entirety that is Fulbright. Specifically, the Fulbright application. Yeah, Fulbright fellowships look shiny on college applications, and they should be because they are incredible and challenging, and competitive, …
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