Anahi Juela (She/her)

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Life Poem

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Life involves many ups and downs like a rollercoaster.

But when you need to cry there’s a shoulder to lean on.

Then the phenomenon of pain folds on like waves.

Life requires us to forgive and behave brave.

We just have to make sure our hearts remains engraved with purity & love.

Above us and beneath us theres a pure dove ready to be released to fly.

We just have to let it fly and this will reveal Why we like to lie and hide from pain.

At the end we all gain and vain our most inner humane restrain.

We just have to let our selfs be Kryptonize with disdain.

That will show us who we really are trying to run from pain.

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What do you want to do with the rest of your life?

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When you think about that question it really makes you think and in a sense it takes a big toll in your life. I do ask myself sometimes this question due to the fact that we always on the run doing stuff for our family, friends or us. But, when you think about it it makes you wonder who are you? What achievements have brought you to where you are now?

In my case theres’ may factors that brought me to be who I am. Not only that, there’s also many things that I really want to do in life, but coming here, learning about the career path, enrolling in college, getting to know new people, and learning from many people around me. You get to learn how many people have grown to be where they at. I come from immigrants parents that barely finished high school and did everything in their hands to put me in school in order for me to have a good education. So, thats when I think and I’m like I really should make them happy and me too. Thats why with the rest of my life I will like to be successful I know there will be many obstacles in my way but, thats what makes you strong. I just aspire to have a stable job that allows me to enjoy time with my family and be happy with what I do. Eventually, I will like to keep growing Economically and Mentally. Growing and being more mature and expanding my knowledge, this will allow me to see the world in a different point go view.

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February Blog Prompt

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My current major is Human Services & Community Justice and my minor is Accounting. I decided to combine 2 of my favorite things that I enjoy doing due to the fact that I don’t like injustices and love helping my community. I also recently a couple of months ago started to like numbers, seeing numbers increase and have a negative or good impact on our society can be challenging. So, I decided I want to combine both of these factors to one major factor. Which I know will help me be successful. Once i’m done graduating I will like to work with Kids that have been abused or with foster kids. But, if thats not possible I will like to work or have an internship in Wall Street have the knowledge of what involves dealing with financing. I also, would like to work in the Chase banks/ branches. Im trying to finish my last 2 years quicker than ever because I feel like i’m ready to take anything that comes in my way. I probably will like to do 2 more years just to increase my knowledge in certain areas. But, for right now I don’t plan to change my major or minor and don’t plan to do any other jobs if its not what I have mention already.

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My reflections on the New College Experience

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Professor Caty Davidson and Dr. Christina Katopodis they worked together to create a magnificent book to help visualize what teaching and education really is. Not only that I realize that The New College Classroom event is really informative and eye cache for anyone to understand that education needs to be our priority. In this event I learn many new points of views that not everything is how we see it but we have to see for the future not now for the future.

I really enjoy hearing Chancellor Matos because the way he speaks it’s inspiring because he uses himself as a vivid example of success. I really liked the phrase he said “Don’t be lazy and read because you can continue to grow, continue to learn, continue to be inspire and challenge in an innovative world”. That phrase is exactly true we as humans being tend to just limit ourselves by not expanding our knowledge and by not challenging our selves to keep progressing. That’s why I really enjoy being in the Future Initiatives because this platform helps you challenge yourself learn many new skills and meet new people which requires you to go above and beyond to expand your knowledge and interact with others. Also, like he mention he loves how the future initiatives focus on teaching and empowering the students and not only them but their community too such as the teachers and staff members. Which again that’s exactly true in order for a community to grow and prosper it requieres the entire village meaning its a team work for students to be successful and maxima their experience in this world.

This event also showed me that we don’t have to act with our first instinct because we don’t know if we could be losing an opportunity to keep learning or we could even close our own doors or others door. That’s why is essential we all act as agents to help other students and ourself how or what we can do to help other succeed in their education. At the same time staff members have to be an agent in order to little by little change the old education to todays modern education. Even more, this event for me made me think how can we transform ourselves into a better human being and better in education. I’ll say we’re like butterflies we all start from a larva which will mean we are all exposed to what education is and what we could do and then we end up in a cocoon which will mean we get to a point where our education could be plateau and we don’t find that enjoyment once again. But, then we end up like butterflies which will mean we receive events like this or books like these or we hear podcast or we study more and prepare ourselves more in education and we by the end see education as a different perspective. This event I’ll gladly say it transform my knowledge much more made me have a more explicit perspective of what education is and how we as future initiatives can help it become better. By the way I want to read these book because to be honest I will like to know why and how and where and what we could do to make education better for students and me.

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