01 August, 2006
This is the end of my first year as an alum and of this online diary. Certainly my personal experience is only a small taste of the real world and I was honored to share this life-changing year with you. I hope you continually found what you came for.
Graduating from HC and finishing Dartmouth's business program left me in the open sea, but unsure which way to sail. With the search for a job came a search for myself. I often found more questions than answers and more frustrations than solutions. In the end I must have done something right because I landed the perfect job for me at L'Oreal. I also must have done something wrong because I lost a relationship I cared for.
Right and wrongs put aside, in January something snapped into place. Maybe I am born for the working life, or maybe I reached a new level of maturity. Whatever the case, no online words can express how different a person I am today than last year.
From there my web log must have seemed like a fairy tale. Everything from an early promotion to meeting my celebrity role model, from half marathons to Webby Awards – heck, I barely believe my own life. I thank my family, friends, and the HC Community for all their love, faith and support.
The greatest thing I have learned in the past year is that happiness is a journey – not a destination. I can sail in any direction as long as I follow my heart and my intuition.
Instead of "*What are you doing after graduation?*" it's time to ask "*What's next?*"