Great Endings to New Beginnings

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

It's scary and exciting to think that in 3 months I'll be graduated from college and starting a job in the real world. But it's exactly what I want to do and I couldn't be happier with the decision that I've made. I've accepted a job at Harley-Davidson as an engineer in their Technical Excellence Program (TEP). The program is 4 years long, and each year I'll rotate to a different HD facility in a different role (in manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, continuous improvement, and supervisor). I could be relocated to Tomahawk, WI; Kansas City; York, PA; or 2 places in MKE. I'm so thrilled to find out where my first assignment is, and I'll be starting there sometime in the summer.

If I have to leave MKE, it will be a sad and adventurous experience at the same time. As much as I love Miltown, I'm at a point in my life that I need to take more risks and experience and appreciate more places and cultures outside of Wisconsin. Wherever I end up , I would love everyone to come and visit me if you'd like! :)

"Finally I'm through wasting all these tears on you"

My love life has been complicated the past few months/weeks. I've had this fling thing with Dan for about a year and we hadn't really talked at all and then I saw him at a bar a few weeks ago and we got into a huge fight. He told me he just wants to be friends but I can't be just friends with him because I like him too much. So we're taking a break from each other, but I'm not sure if we'll ever talk again. I really thought we could have worked things out, but I guess it's just not meant to be. So I'm moving on and trying to dive back into the dating world!

I had a date with this guy a couple of weeks ago (that was a set up from my friend), but I didn't really feel a connection at all so I'm still on the market :)

"Hey hey hey ... where my party people"

Kira + friends + drinks = One hell of a time

Did I mention to everyone that I love to have a good time? SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS!!! My goal my last semester is to plan awesome things to do every weekend. I just did the Shamrock Shuffle this weekend in honor of St. Pat's Day. It was AWESOME - day long bar crawl on Water and 3rd street. Drank from 12 PM to 2 AM - #champ :) I want my last couple of weeks as a college student to exemplify what college life is all about. Senior slide has set in, and at this point I have a great GPA that won't get ruined my last semester.

Someone put a drink in my hand ... ;)

"Be your compass when you're lost"

One of the great endings as I'm graduating is being on the MSOE dance team. My 3 years on the team was one of the best experiences of my life and I've made some lasting friendships. It's weird to think that I'll never to be able to dance on a team again, but I have new opportunities available to me now like coaching and judging competitions.

After coming back from Germany, getting ready for graduation, and accepting a job ... I've done a re-evaluation of my life. I used to strive for perfection, mostly in school, where A's were the only acceptable grade for me to get. But I've realized that that's not the most important thing in life. People make mistakes and aren't perfect, and neither am I. Family, friends, and faith are the most important things in life, and take precedence over school and work. I would rather have fun and have no regrets in life, than get an A in yet again another class.

"Live a life that resembles you"
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose"