I LOVE grocery shopping. The possibilities within the aisles are endless. I can spend hours in a grocery store imagining new fun things to try or that I might like. I stroll the aisles, check out, unpack my groceries, only to realize I have nothing to eat!
It’s easy for me to get distracted by the possibilities and options that I completely miss the options that will end in something I can make an actual meal out of.
“Giuli, what does grocery shopping have to do with post-secondary plans?” I’m so glad you asked!
Planning for life after high school can look a lot like my average grocery trip: misguided and unproductive. Students have a TON of options in front of them. It’s easy for a student to get distracted by all the possibilities and miss the one that works best for them. Whenever there are decisions to be made, it helps to have someone there to keep you on task and guide you along the way. That’s where I come in.
My job as a NiswongerCARE advisor allows me the opportunity to walk alongside some AMAZING students. I help them realize what plans work best for them, and then help them stay on task to achieve it. Any time you must tackle something new, it can be intimidating. However, with a helping hand and a “one step at a time” approach, it can…will… come to fruition.
What I’m really trying to say is I have the best job ever. I wake up, go to work, and watch students pursue their purpose. Now if anyone can teach me to stay on task in the grocery store, it would be much appreciated.