“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

I will always post my letters. Handwritten, colorful, shiny letters.

The excitement of receiving mail during my summers at camp has never been forgotten.

When I heard my name called out in the dining hall indicating that I had received mail, I proudly walked to the front to accept my letter. For the rest of the day, I walked just a little bit taller.

I want to make people walk taller.

In today's world where a multitude of messages hit our senses every second, I will not sacrifice the importance of the message for speed and efficiency. I will not always look at the world from 30,000 feet as we often do in class, but approach the world from 5 feet 7 inches (or maybe 5 feet 9 inches if you consider the heels).

I will think big, but also be on the front-line to deliver. I will strive for broad impact, but look for the individual smile. I will use the technological tools available to me, but carry the output with my own hands. I may sit in the boardroom, but I will also work in the classroom.

Through it all, I promise not to lose my personal touch. I will always post my letters.

— Rebecca McKillican