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Intentional Life Planning for Student Success

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Center for Asian Pacific American Students

Pitzer College

1050 N. Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

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Define your values and let them be your lighthouse.

As a student, your attention is pulled in a thousand different directions — selecting classes; choosing a major; engaging in leadership and extracurricular activities; finding work to pay for next semester’s tuition — not to mention spending time with family and friends. It can be overwhelming. For low-income/queer/first-generation students and/or students of color, balancing coursework, homework, extracurricular activities, employment, family, and leisure can stretch you to breaking point.

Intentional Life Planning offers strategies and tools to help students with values-driven goal-setting and life balance. In this workshop, participants examine their life experiences through a facilitated set of exercises and develop an in-depth understanding of the explicit and implicit values by which they live and wish to live, explore their life’s purpose and develop a mission statement, and identify what areas of their life need balancing. Participants identify internal and external barriers to achieving their stated goals; sources of resilience to bolster their ability to survive challenges; and a realistic action plan to integrate these into their daily lives.

Through participation in the workshop, students will more confidently step into their values, stay true to their priorities, and ultimately achieve their life purpose.

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Here’s what past participants have said:

“The Intentional Life Planning workshop was just what I needed to pause, reconnect with my values, and learn concrete tools for aligning my life with those values. In the process I learned that planning, which I tend to have anxiety and stress about, can be done in a grounded, fun, joyful way, especially when facilitated by Vega and Mala. Their warmth, insight, authenticity, and the specific stories they shared from their own lives made the workshop accessible and welcoming. They are deeply committed to inclusivity and I felt at home in the workshop with many people of color, women, queer, trans, and gender-non-conforming folks. I left feeling connected to my purpose and equipped with goals and action steps to support my thriving.”

Vega and Mala’s Intentional Life Planning workshop was incredible. I have been in the midst of making some major changes in my life, and previously feeling very unsettled and uncertain about them. During and after the workshop I was able to connect to my values, to feel what I wanted and needed, and create a stronger picture of myself and my life. What an awesome gift! The series of activities that Vega and Mala have crafted lead so well into each other. The sequencing really helped me to see things differently, and access parts of myself I wouldn’t have otherwise. The workshop allowed for a lot of self-reflection time, and they held a beautiful space that felt really supportive to delve into that in. I left that day feeling clearer and stronger than I had in quite a long time. Since the workshop I’ve used the tools we got to stay focused on my life and my future plans, and to stay more present and notice more the ways that things in my life currently are lining up with my values. I really loved the personal stories from both facilitators. They modeled how they have used these tools in their own lives, and also how they’ve grown and changed them as they figure things out.”

I’ve taken a lot of workshops over the years to help me hone in on how to live an aligned life, but never before have I left a workshop feeling so remarkably at peace with myself and who I am. Vega and Mala start by asking about values and identifying what we need to thrive, and the insightful framing they offer makes it possible for us to honor our true and highest selves. I thought I knew all the tools for “figuring out” my priorities, but what Vega and Mala offered was totally new – and felt so right. They are the real deal. Thoughtful, reflective, compassionate, witty, inclusive, and so much fun, Vega and Mala show you what it’s like to live into your purpose by living into theirs.”

“The Intentional Life Planning Workshop is just what I needed to help me organize my thoughts and focus on whats most important in my life. The agenda was jam-packed with exercises that helped me discover strengths and values I wasn’t aware I had, figure out where my time is going and how I can plan my days better, and create actionable goals for the next couple of months. It was also a day to spend with like-minded individuals who offered great insight, perspectives, and resources. It has been months since I attended my first workshop and I still go back to my notes from that day to remind myself of what I should be focusing on.”

“Taking a full day to think about the future is just magical. We have this tendency to think the future is out there, out of our control. In reality, we’re creating our future every day.”

“I’ve been reading my mission every day, and working toward my goal as I described it in my letter to myself. I’ve returned to the mission and values many times since the workshop in order to take my work on them beyond the workshop, and I intend to do this with other parts of the workshop too. The handouts are super helpful. The flow was stellar! Seamless! I’m wanting a second day now!”

“At first, I was wondering why it felt like I didn’t attend many [conference] sessions this year and then I remembered that it was because I spent 3 fantastic and productive hours with the two of you! Thanks for putting together such an important workshop.”

“I’m using my time differently, attempting to do things that are closer to what I want to be doing.”

“I’m planning to go because I know it will help me to move forward and feel supported. For my personal budget, the cost is not cheap, but I’m looking at it as an investment in the life I want to live. Plus, Vega and Mala do a great job of creating reflective and action-oriented spaces that are open to people of color, queer and trans/gender nonconforming folks, and people with anti-capitalist and progressive values.”

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