Out of Slump?

Ok, so I've neglected the blog a little lately and I'm sorry. I know it went against my original intentions to ALWAYS keep you informed of the good and the bad, but I've been in such a slump the past two weeks that the bad just seemed too bad, too whiny to post. The stress of school work coupled with the sinking realization that the "G" word (graduation) is quickly and truly approaching left me a bit down in the dumps, not to be overly cliche. I have always been somewhat of a control freak, (ok total understatement, I AM a control freak, I like to things in order and I need to have a plan) so the prospect of giving up my beloved routine and my life at SLU in exchange for, well nothing right now, is nerve racking and absolutely anxiety-provoking.

However, I finally took my own advice, NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK. My cousin Barry Shrage is the President of Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, and has said before that he would be willing to help direct me to people and organizations after I graduate. I'm extremely interested in working for non-profit organizations, especially for organizations whose values I share and missions I support. My own Jewish community has always been a major influence on my life and a strong support system as I was growing up. My love of the Jewish community inspired me to begin looking for/applying administrative assistant roles within Jewish organizations to get my feet wet and see if this is an area I would like to work in. 

This morning I got up the courage to email Barry and ask for his input and advice. I don't know why I have such a hard time asking for help, but it has never been my strong suit. Anyway, long story short, and with Sarah's reassurance, I sent him an email with my resume attached. To my surprise, Barry called me about 10 minutes later eager to be of help and promising to send my resume out to some people he knows. Whaaaaat? I feel SO lucky! Could this be the break I've needed? Whether anything comes from it or not, this  is the "PULL RACHEL OUT OF HER SLUMP NOW"that I've needed. I'm suddenly re-energized and reinvigorated and admittedly excited at the opportunities that will certainly come, if not from this from something. and they will come, I'm sure of it. 

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