Endings and Beginnings – April 21, 2021

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Everything must come to an end. I have recently been faced with that fact, preparing myself for my last weeks at FSW.

Before I “sign off” as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Compass, I want to reflect on some of the experiences I have had at FSW. 

Being a dual-enrolled student, FSW has been my home for the past four years. I spent my days studying at the library, sitting by the lake with friends, and running around campus for clubs and activities.

Though COVID-19 changed what I thought my last year would look like, this year has still been one of the greatest I have had here at FSW.

Even though in-person events were almost nonexistent, I had the opportunity of meeting and working with the Compass staff over Zoom. This has been an experience that I will never forget, and I have learned so much. 

I also had the chance to participate in the Honors Scholar Program and complete a documentary for my Capstone project. I was able to investigate a topic that was important to me, and meet great people in the Honors program.

The most important thing that I learned from this year was that even if a situation is not ideal, great things can still happen. In fact, sometimes those situations will give you opportunities you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Whatever you’re doing in the next year, or two, or twelve, remember that life will always throw curveballs at you. However, those changes may bring a multitude of wonderful things that you could never imagine.

Embrace the endings – and the new beginnings. 

Thank you for an amazing year, Compass staff, advisers, readers, and FSW administrators who make this all possible!

Signing off,

Amy Enberg

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