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    Every Day is Galentine’s Day

    Recently, more than ever I have been feeling such support and love from so many people that I am surrounded by. They each have impacted me more than words could ever express. I can never thank every person that has ever helped me on my journey; here are just a few of the friends that make me feel so loved on a daily basis. Lauren I don’t even know where to begin. First off, you are able to deal with me for 24 hours a day so hats off to you. I love you so incredibly much and literally can’t imagine life without you at this point. It is so…

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    Dear Younger Cassie

    My dad recently sent me my “letter to myself” that I wrote in 8th grade. I will spare you the pain of having to read it; it’s 26 pages long and honestly just cringy to read for so many reasons. However, it did inspire me to write a letter to middle school me to explain how life turned out over five years later. Dear Cassie, First of all, you survived high school and almost half of college! Congrats! That is an accomplishment in itself. I recently was able to read the letter you wrote to yourself and it was really eye-opening. Honestly, most of the struggles that you faced that…

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    Reflecting on 2019 and the Decade

    Each year of my life seems to be a bit of a roller coaster, and 2019 has been no different. Overall, I would say that 2019 was better than 2018, and each day my goal is to make each day a little bit better than the last. 2019 was filled with countless little moments that have made me smile, from something as little as a sunset or laughing with friends to presenting at educational conferences across the country, many amazing things have happened this year. Overall, each day I am growing and learning and each day I continue to surprise myself with how much I can accomplish when I put…

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    Keeping Myself Grounded in God

    This past week celebrated two months since moving in for Sophomore year! It has been a wild roller coaster ride for sure, filled with some exhilarating and some exhausting moments, but I think it’s starting to even out a bit. One of my biggest goals for the past few weeks has been to remain positive and focus on the good. If you know me, you know this can be a real struggle, especially surrounded by the stress that college can be. The easiest way for me to do this is to give everything to God. Now, this is easy to say but one of the hardest things for me to…

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    Why I Am Blessed

    As September ends and October begins, I want to make a little list of a few of the things that make me realized how blessed I am surrounding me. Disclaimer: I am writing this more for myself than anyone else. Honestly, Sophomore year hit me hard and September was challenging to put it easily. For most of the month, I was covered in piles of homework and trying to keep my head above water in the rushing river rapids that are life. To top it off, my body decided to shut down a bit and get very sick in the last week. There were many moments when it was hard…

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    Week One of Part Two

    Last Friday I moved into my home for the year, St. Joseph Hall. This year I get to live with one of my best friends and computer science buddy Lauren. Move in only took four hours and over 20 trips (sorry dad) and to think we were supposed to live on the fifth floor and got moved to the second. Overall, I love the way the roomed turned out and appreciate the extra space and storage, especially the bookshelves on the walls. Start of Class This past Monday started a new semester of classes. My schedule isn’t the easiest; I have four classes in a row starting at 8:30 and…

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    Seeing the Beauty of God from a New Angle

    Recently I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Virginia at the University of Mary-Washington for the 2019 Digital Pedagogy Lab (recap(s) coming soon!) and was inspired by a post my partner Ruthie wrote, which can be found here. When I got home, I was again inspired by Deacon Jeff’s incredible homily at Prince of Peace during weekend mass. Deacon Jeff’s Homily focused on Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” When I heard this verse, everything in my life just seemed to make a bit more sense. There were multiple times in the past week that I…

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    1 Down … 3 to Go

    Last Friday officially marked the end of my first year of college at St. Norbert! The last few weeks of classes and exams flew by and it was very hard to say goodbye to some incredible new friends. Full Spectrum Learning For the past year I have been working for Full Spectrum Learning as a Research Fellow. I had the opportunity to present at the Undergraduate Research Forum in early April about how we are using domains to enhance our research. I have also had the opportunity to present for other meetings on campus including the SyNC conference and Gift Planning Advisory Council. I wrote about my recap of my…

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    Almost There…

    With the incredible weather this week, I am constantly being reminded that it is almost summer and that means almost the end of my first full year of college. That is such a scary realization and a very weird thing to think about. One of the fun things that I go to do this past weekend was attend Preble’s Cabaret. They all did amazing and I was so glad to see everyone again, especially my three “freshman”. Most of my days are spent on homework, working, or in the church, but I still find time to have some fun! Each day the light at the end of the tunnel that…

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    International Women’s Day

    As you may have heard, today is International Women’s Day and it really helped me to think about all of the incredible people and role models in my life. Thank you to all of those who have paved the way for women today, especially those women in technology. Mom My mother has been there for my from day one. I know I can always rely on her to be there for me, no matter what. She is my biggest role model and I hope to be half of the mom she is to my children one day! Second Floor Sisters Living in Bergstrom has been the most incredible part of…

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