Two weeks down, seven more lay ahead. Now that I have adjusted to working here in the Students for Life office, I now have a level of comfort and a clearer sense of mission in what I’ll be accomplishing here. Beyond simply finishing tasks like putting together emails or editing together videos, I am constantly watching newswires and feeds for the latest headlines dealing with pro-life issues. It’s exciting to always be aware of what is going on in our country and being working for an organization which needs to rapidly know and respond to abortion-related news. It’s the type of immediate and fast paced work that drew me in to studying communications and journalism in the first place. Being able to be involved in that environment as well as contribute to life-saving work – well, that’s icing on the top.
But I have hit a bump in the road during my time here – almost literally.
Last week I suffered an injury to my left ankle which resulted in a fractured Tibia and strained muscles around my ankle. While this injury certainly puts a limit on my mobility, I am grateful that it won’t keep me from completing my internship. As Sophocles put it, “There is no success without hardship.” So, while my time here is looking a little different now that I am dealing with an injury, I am hopeful that I will come out the other end of this time a stronger person for this experience. In the meantime, prayers for a quick recovery and no further complications would be greatly appreciated.
On a broader note, for those of us in the pro-life movement, we are certainly in the midst of challenging times. With the HHS mandate decision coming down from the Supreme Court anytime now, as well as a interesting and sometimes daunting election coming upon us, it is important that we see the opportunities before us as chances to build ourselves, not only as individuals but as a movement.
Until next week!
By: Shara Guengerich, Students for Life of America’s 2012 Communications Intern