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Mar012014

Who Am I?

Who am I?

I am Kristin Martin, a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, employee, teammate, and recent graduate from Wisconsin Lutheran College(WLC) in December 2013. Throughout my three and a half years there, i lost myself, found myself, and changed myself more than I can count on my fingers. I know that I am not alone. College is more than just preparing yourself for a future career - it's about self-discovery. It's about tearing apart who you are, rebuilding yourself, and becoming the person you want to be and are most content being. I redefined myself countless times because I was never truly content. I've always had incredibly supportive family and friends, good grades, participated in sports, and held a steady job, but the feeling of being content I yearned to feel was not there.

At the end of my third year at WLC, my friend invited me to my first Gathering at Marquette. It was then I realized what I had been doing wrong - I had been defining myself with earthly characteristics and forgetting the most important piece of the puzzle, the heavenly characteristic - that I am a child of God.

I decided to join the Collegiate Council because I wanted to help other students on campuses throughout the Milwaukee area realize this, too. That even through the busyness of college, focusing on God and keeping him at the center of everything will help you through. This is why what The Point of Grace (TPOG) is doing with campus ministry is so important. It reminds students with hectic lives of the thing in their life that will always remain the same - God and His Word. It's impossible to be happy all the time, but with God by your side, being content with both the good and the bad is an attainable goal. TPOG is a "family" of encouraging individuals who continually remind me of the love God has for me. They are incredibly welcoming and continually remind me that I am a Child of God.

So, who are you?

Kristin Martin

Wisconsin Lutheran College
Business Finance and Mathematics

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