As you think back to one year ago as you were getting ready for graduation and starting your year of service with Rochester Youth Year and AmeriCorps*VISTA, what expectations did you have? Were these expectations met? Exceeded? Or was everything you thought this year would be completely wrong?
Well, reflecting back a year, I am not exactly sure what I thought. All I knew is that I signed up to do a year of service, and that I would hardly be making any money. What my job would entail, I did not exactly know what to expect, and I was ok with it. Honestly the only expectation that I had was that I would come out of this experience learning something new, and that I would be able to take the experience that I had at my site and be able to apply it to future jobs.
So I guess the next question is, did I meet my expectations? The answer would be yes. In the past I have learned not to have too many expectations, because often times you get let down. For me, I look at the big picture, what I would like to get out of this whole experience. When keeping my expectations simple, I find that often times I am not disappointed with the outcome. This is one of those times. Yea, there were times during my experience that I have been disappointed and frustrated, but overall I can say that I can take everything that I have learned here and apply it to jobs I hope to have in the future.
peace and love,