In A Glaringly White Room, I Sat With My Colleagues For

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In a glaringly white room, I sat with my colleagues for three weeks. In this room with little décor, we sat with our weary but bright eyes as we discussed, argued, and made claims about ourselves and the way we viewed the world. I insisted, pompously, on views that I claimed were the truth; which I now I have changed. Towards the end of the three weeks, I came to the realization that I was standing on a foundation made of water. Fortunately, I came to this realization before I drowned. In week two, we talked about our ethics. Our ethics create our visions, our paths, and our inertia. Our ethics also plays a heavy part into how outsiders will view us (UN Ethics Office, 2012). Since DPMI, I have reviewed and reflected on my personal code…show more content…
I hope that my personally vision empowers me to be better, because we cannot empower others. Hopefully, it will create a ripple effect and others will lean in (Cropper, Berg, Culligan, & Radstone, 2010). The Greek poet, Euripides, once said, “Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.” To understand how I should proceed with my desired vision for the future, I have to reflect on my previous failures and successes (CARE). I have been traveling alone since DPMI. Which is something I have not been able to do that much in my 25 years. Being able to travel alone and talking to new people from around the world, has allowed to me observe and reflect on the path I have taken. I travelled up and down California and flew to New Zealand. In New Zealand I worked at an all vegan animal sanctuary in the bush north of Auckland. While I did take a year off to do AmeriCorps after receiving my BA in anthropology, this was the first time I have ever taken a real break from paid work and school. And with this came a lot of clarity. Maybe it is society or how I was raised, but I am quite envious of successful women. Successful women inspire me and make me push myself. However, envy is a double edge sword; it makes you push yourself till mental exhaustion or makes you feel like the world is against you. I want women to succeed; rising tide lifts all boats. When I arrived at

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