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Karly Prichard

  • Thriving On Stories

    by Karly Prichard | Oct 06, 2016
    <p>When I was a perspective student I was eager to make connections at MU. Much of the encouragement came from my dad, but also from my own desire for relationships and to hear stories. The more time I spend at MU, the more I discover how much I thrive on stories &ndash; hearing, telling, sharing. I continue to learn how important daily conversations + story telling are in my life, with people I&rsquo;ve formed deep relationships with, but also those I pass around campus and everyone in-between.</p> <p>A few months ago a friend was telling me why he chose to come to Manchester and why he continues to love being here more + more. He was sharing that he loved that he could walk around campus and always see someone he knew; he could wave, say, &ldquo;hey,&rdquo; or stop and have a conversation. He said when he visited he even felt instant connection, like he belonged here, and knew MU was the school for him.</p> <p>Throughout our conversation, much of what he shared deeply resonated with my own story. I found myself quietly saying, &ldquo;Me, too. Me, too!&rdquo;</p> <p>I was crafted for community, for conversations, for relationships, and I believe that&rsquo;s true for so many at Manchester. We thrive because of it.</p> <p>MU&rsquo;s community isn&rsquo;t fabricated. It&rsquo;s not idealized. And it&rsquo;s not just a lens used to share about the university. It&rsquo;s real. It&rsquo;s authentic. And it&rsquo;s molding and challenging me to discover more about my own story, tune in + really listen to others&rsquo; stories, and learn how to share stories.&nbsp;</p> <img src="/images/default-source/social-media-and-official-blogs/karlyprichard.jpg?sfvrsn=d801b262_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="KarlyPrichard" title="KarlyPrichard" /><br /> <em>Karly Prichard &rsquo;18 is a Communications major from Warsaw, Ind. Her dream job is to do freelance writing, consulting, and photography for small businesses and non-profit organizations.&nbsp;</em>