Hope is a hard thing to define.  Is it positive thoughts? Is it achieving a dream? Is it longing for a change or a different future? As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been thinking about 2015 – there have been so many changes.  I have finished my first semester of graduate school.  I cannot believe it – graduate school.  If only I had known when I was feeling so hopeless that I would have an opportunity to become what I had only dreamed of.

The Thomas University Division of Counseling has been so good to me.  I never knew that I could be treated so professionally and with so much respect.  It proves that a little bit of respect goes a long way.  In the years at my previous employer, most of the time, I did not receive any respect.  The agency culture did not encourage it and if you were not educated, your ideas and opinions had very little value.  I know that in my future career, I will always strive to give respect because I want to receive it in return.

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