This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend Bright Pink University. Can I just say how monumental this weekend has been for me in regards to my life and the journey to this moment?!
So just a little background info for ya. Since I was a little girl I've had this passion burning inside of me to help people. I grew up knowing/feeling/dreaming that I was going to do something involved with helping others. I've spent most of my adult years searching for that dream. I started college as an education major. I had convinced myself that was my calling. I just saw a home video recently of my senior year of high school and I was in the running for Homecoming Queen and I was out on the football field parading around with a football player on my arm and they were reading my bio. The last line was "Eryn plans to attend Texas State University and major in Elementary Education." I laughed so hard when I heard that 10 years later. How things change!
Anyway, I started college as an education major. After a few bumps, I dropped out and got a full time job. That small break from school turned into four years and when I finally decided to go back I went as a Criminal Justice major. I was sure that I would channel my passion into helping kids rehabilitate their lives in detention centers. This made sense. Two semesters in I knew it wasn't right. I did some searching and thinking and I changed my major back to education. This has to be it, I thought. I am going to teach and inspire children and I love office supplies so basically a win win. After a semester of education classes, I started feeling like that wasn't right for me either. Time and money wasted all over again. This was especially discouraging at the time because I felt like I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to be doing and time was running out.
A friend suggested I look at business majors. I didn't give much thought to the idea at first because I didn't want to sit at a desk all day. I was supposed to be out in the field helping people for the love of God y'all. I am stubborn. Anyway, fast forward my life a bit and here I am a in the college of business and turns out I pretty much love it. When people ask me my major and I say Human Resource Management they are always like "Oh I can totally see you doing that." So I made up my mind and had to tell myself to trust in the plan. I would do big things somewhere someday.
Anddddd then I had the opportunity to apply for Bright Pink University. It didn't really hit me until I was in Chicago on the last day sitting in a giant circle with all these other women with similar stories as me and all I could think was wow. We were all there together with the same passion. Everything I've been through has brought me to this point. It's crazy to me to think about the time when I was so confused about my life direction and I had no idea that I would soon go through this whirlwind of genetic testing and doctors appointments and surgery and recovery and then ultimately come out of it with the intense passion to help others in the same situation. Baffles me y'all that this is where I'm supposed to be. God knew the whole time. He was probably like calm down seriously you are acting a fool for no reason. Trusting in the timing ahhh if only it were that easy :)
So now that I have been trained as Support Ambassador, I get to host monthly outreaches for high-risk women. We get to do something super fun and then just talk about being high risk and that sort of thing. I am juts really hoping to give San Antonio women an opportunity to be around other women who understand the situation. It's sooo helpful and so much easier to get through when you have people who understand exactly what's going on.
Here are some pics from Chicago y'all
Thanks for reading y'all!!