Prior to JSC I was seeking an escape from the typical post-grad career pursuit. Every day it felt as if I was trapped in a race that had no end result. I knew that I needed a change of environment desperately.
I needed to be in a situation that could provide me with space to grow as a person while developing professionally. After seeing the growth of a friend of mine over their year in JSC, I began to see the service corp as an avenue to architect said space. It wasn’t until I met with Aleta, Andrew, and Christina that I knew for certain.
Throughout this year I’ve had a great amount of time to be introspective in my thinking. This time has led me to gain a greater sense of self and what is most important to me in my life. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working at my placement site, and growing with the other corps members through our Friday Formations and group outings. I don’t regret making the decision to serve with JSC for a second. I’ve not only grown as a person but as a professional as well. I can confidently say that I have created the space to grow that I desired prior to joining JSC.
Though this year has had many challenges, the greatest of which we are currently facing, we are still maintaining the closest sense of normalcy possible. This year has provided me with many challenges that test every aspect of my character. With certainty, my fellow corps members and I will arise from this year better people. There is no way you can get through this program without having your life changed. I’m proud to say that mine is for the better.