April has been one heck of a month. This month, I went to San Jose for the Hmong National Development Conference, which is a conference that happens every other year. I got the opportunity to attend the conference with a friend here from Hamline and will be forever grateful for the experience. It was such a precious time to be in such a space that was full of Hmong folks from all over the United States and I valued so much, all the knowledge, that radiated throughout the whole room. I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for all the facilitators of the various workshops for continuing to educate me on different aspects of my Hmong-American identity. In addition to that, I’ve just been preparing myself for finals and everything. This semester has really flown by and I really can’t believe that next year I will officially be a senior! I really can’t wrap my head around this. I had my advising meeting with my adviser and I was telling her that in all honesty, I didn’t think that I was going to make it this far in my academic career. It’s so surreal to me. Everything I’ve done and has been involved in has been mainly for my family, specifically for my parents, so I can’t wait ‘til next year when I walk across the stage with my degree in my hands. That’s pretty much it.
Thanks for reading! Until next time,