Life changes can sometimes seem scary.
One prime example is graduating from high school and heading off to college to pursue your dreams. You never know what opportunities may arise, who you will meet, if you will fit in, or what life will look like when you are away from your friends or family.
Most young adults are fearful, but not Abigail Wade.
Wade will be attending Texas Woman’s University to earn her degree in child development and hopes to one day become a child life specialist in a hospital setting.
Before the fall semester begins, Wade wants to do her best to take every moment in and not take everything so seriously. After being deeply involved in theater, she's taking a break and learning new crafts and hobbies.
“I have begun to enjoy new things like rock climbing, as a way to release physical and mental stress,” Wade adds. “But most of all, I have loved serving as a preschool teacher at my church on Sunday mornings.”
Abigail’s parents describe her and smart, kind, and talented, and they also admire her ambition.
“Anything she does she goes all in and does the work to be prepared and ready,” Shane Wade, Abigail’s father, says. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work.”
During her downtime, her parents know they can find her in one of three places: curled up reading a book, spending time playing games with her sisters or hanging out with her close friends.
“Being student of the month means a chance to help other students remember to take care of and love themselves,” Wade mentions. “By having this platform, I hope anyone reading this can take away these things: You are loved by God and by others. Your mental health matters. And it’s okay to make mistakes!”
What’s Next: Her summer goal is to prepare for college and allow herself to relax!
What She's Watching: Peaky Blinders, Criminal Minds, La La Land and Casablanca
Who She's Following: Anything Disney-related. Disney parks, movies, outfits, costumes, characters, and Disney influencers.
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