No Reason to Stay is Usually a Good Reason to Go….

A little over a year ago I started blogging with the hopes  that I would start to get a better understanding of my life. So many things have changed in the past year, that it amazes me. Grad school has ended and so has my relationship with a certain boy, and I came face to face with the idea of adulthood.. Sadly all of these things (and more) sent me into a spiral of depression and confusion. Everything that I spent my life working towards was finally ready to start and I had no idea what to do with this knowledge. I found comfort in watching hours and hours of Hart of Dixie in hopes that Rachel Bilson would make me feel better. And one day while sitting alone in my room I wondered allowed “what would Zoe Hart do? “

 Now before I get any backlash… Yes I am aware it is a TV show and she is not a real person. But the circumstance that lead her to uproot her whole life and work to better herself and her career fit well with how I have been feeling. So I decided to take a leap of faith and applied to serve as an Americorps VISTA team member. On July 17, I got a call  from the Northern Alabama Medical Reserve Corp that they would love to have me as part of their team. And with the mindset of WWZHD, I accepted.

So for the next year, I will be trading in the headbands and stilettos for short shorts and flats and heading to Huntsville, Alabama. I’ll be working closely with the United Way helping to create health initiative curriculum for high school students. As well as a variety of other projects. The pay isn’t great, but you know what.. I don’t really care. I scared out of my mind but at the same time I don’t think I have been this excited for something in a very long time.

So keep an eye out here because this blog is about to head to  the south 🙂

-Cassilynn 

PS: I lied… The headbands are coming with me.:)