Being at Empowered this first week had been very interesting. I’ve faced challenges of being tired and learning how to create links for website coding and all of its different components. I have also had a lot of fun. Learning new things, meeting all my fellow Empowered women, eating, and overcoming challenges. I am very excited for what is to come with Empowered. My biggest takeaway from the speakers was what Ms. Fitzpatrick said. She said “Surround yourself with people who know your potential and won’t let you settle for less.” This was something that definitely inspired me, especially because of things i’ve been dealing with personally. Also, going forward, I can start to take hold of who I really am when I gain knowledge and inspiration from the speakers and the people around me at Empowered.
She really helped me realize that I really can do anything I set my mind to. She made me take a look at what I plan on doing for the next few years and realize I shouldn’t stand in my own way. I would just like to say overall I am very thankful for this opportunity.