by Anna Rauh
You would think that after living through 21 years of time passing, I would get used to the speed of things. But here I am, at the end of another semester, wondering how I got here. Five days a week I have come to the CFV for the past four months. When I got this internship, I had only come inside the Blue House once, and I had no idea how much it would have in store for me. Coming back from being abroad last semester, it was a transition that took time. The people around me at the CFV were there to listen, though, and they were truly invested in helping me soul search and find my own passions through this experience. The Blue House has been a safe space for me to think, to talk, to laugh, to write, to design, and to expand my realm of experience. I have led discussions on study abroad, sex positivity, diversity in spirituality, and graduating from Butler. I have sat on a panel of students who challenged administrators to push the boundaries and foster more spiritual learning at this university. I have been to seminars on diversity and heard people speak who have inspired me and opened my mind to new ways of thinking. I have worked under and with people who have educated me on topics I didn’t know I needed to be educated on. I have sat with other interns and discussed my calling and the meaning of life. I have applied my design and public relations skills from my academic studies to make a lasting impression on people outside the Center. I have served others, and through this work, I have come one step further on my journey toward a life of meaning and purpose.