Hi! I'm Connie and a First Year Student here at UWM. This past June, I graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown, Wisconsin. All summer I've been preparing for college. I've been packing, buying things, then repacking... I've been waiting all summer to take advantage of all the opportunities UWM has to offer and I'm so happy to be here.
I work for UWM's South Campus Security, which is Cambridge, Riverview, and Kenilworth. Because of training, I got to move in early. Moving in was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. First of all, moving heavy boxes and finding a place for everything wasn't very fun. Realizing I had forgot a box at home was even worse. But, eventually, I had settled in and my family and I went out for dinner. I was able to keep strong throughout the meal, but when we returned to my dorm, it was a different story. Saying goodbye to my parents and having to face the fact that I am now on my own was difficult. We hugged and cried and hugged and cried. Then they left... And I cried. I cried over alot of things: not being able to live with my parents, not being able to play with my puppies, not being able to have meals cooked for me... ;P But I was ok. I soon remembered all the reasons I am here, and keeping that in mind helped me out alot.
Today I started training for security. I am very excited about this new job. Natalie, my supervisor, is amazing! In fact, all the staff I've met so far, from RA's to security to front desk, is so friendly and as excited to be at UWM as I am. I met many new people today. I had to break out of my shell a little and not be afraid to be proactive about my life, but it was worth it. After all, No Fear... No Limits.