Posted by Amanda Kelly on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 1:29 PM PST
After graduating from Seattle U in 2005, I often found myself contemplating my next steps: Should I go to graduate school? What are my passions? How can I use my gifts and talents in a way that brings me joy but also serves the needs of the world? When I saw an advertisement for the “Living Into Your Life” discernment series that Magis was sponsoring, I decided that it was exactly what I needed. Over the course of a couple of months, I gained valuable tools, grounded in the Ignatian tradition, for discernment. One of the greatest things about the series was the sense of community that I found in the small group of young adults journeying through the same kinds of important life questions. We supported each other through that very vulnerable place of our deepest longings and held each other in love and respect as we gave space to those hopes and dreams and fears. I am grateful that I participated in the series and for the discernment tools and friendships that I gained.
Marissa Turner, '05