Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks

So as we all get ready to gobble down the turkey and wonderful side dishes (I can smell the cranberry sauce now), I just wanted to take a moment to think about what in my life I am thankful for.   I won't get into too much personal detail, but of course I'm thankful for my family and my health.  Specifically this year, I am most thankful for a beautiful healthy baby daughter - Jocelyn.  She came into this world last December so this will be her first time trying good old turkey.  Her chompers will definitely be able to handle it! 
The reason why I bring up my daughter...
Isn't she cute? Sorry couldn't resist

She's now going to my new full time job.  Not that she wasn't before, I had 2 full time jobs - working at The Career Center at Hofstra and being a mom! Yesterday, Tuesday, was my last day at Hofstra.  It's been such an amazing 3 years and it flew by so quickly.  All of this is very bitter sweet and my Career Center family will certainly be missed.  

So long story short, I am thankful that I had the wonderful opportunity to work at an Institution where students came first.  I thoroughly enjoyed helping YOU figure things out and when I heard success stories, I couldn't be more thrilled.  

So for my final blog entry, I want to urge you to continue to use The Career Center for your own benefit and if you haven't even stepped foot into the building, please know that you are missing out on not only helping your own future, but meeting amazing people that will help guide you through your journey.  They are there to help you and only you and they are so very kind.  

Thank you to all the staff at The Career Center and all other administrators, faculty members, and deans that I have worked with.  It's been a real pleasure and hopefully after my daughter (and the other baby who will be here in May 2013, ah!) are a little older, I will once again cross paths with you in some capacity.  I will take my own advice to students and continue to keep in contact with my "network."

I wish you the most safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

Much Love,

~Kathleen Castro, Domestic Engineer/Former Assistant Director

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