What does life look for you now?
I have just finished uni and now work as a graduate with the Australian government. I married my best friend Ryan in April of 2018, and we devote much of our time to serving as gathering leaders of Divergent Church in Canberra (City congregation).
Tell us what you are passionate about?
Jesus, and sharing His unconditional love for us. After leaving Radford, I embarked on a spiritual journey that ultimately led me to the cross where Jesus laid his life down for us. Experiencing Jesus' love is life changing - Knowing his love has given me an unfailing hope and a purpose in life. There are so many different portrayals of Christianity and many of them are inaccurate. Religious labels aside, essentially it all comes down to 2 simple words: love and grace. It is my passion to share the love I have found in Christ with everyone. You are so loved, no matter your ethnic background, political view, sexual orientation, gender identity etc. You are loved.
What advice do you have for current students?
Take your time to decide what you want to do - don't rush into it like I did!
I rushed into a degree just because I got accepted and couldn't think of anything better to do at the time. 3.5 years into a law degree and a big load of HECS later, I realised I probably should have gone with primary school teaching. I have decided to commit to finishing my degree and getting a job in the public service, and I am currently doing private music teaching and kids ministry at church, but I am contemplating returning to uni eventually to study teaching.
There is so much pressure to choose a career "for life" when UAC applications are fast approaching, but not everyone has it sorted at 17! So the take-home message is: Relax, and take your time in deciding what to dedicate a whole lot of your time and money to!