My Search for Self

Marisa Comeau-Kerage


July 10, 2012

Hi! My name is Marisa Comeau-Kerege.  I was born in Mountlake Terrace, WA but I moved to Hartland, WI when I was seven.  Although upon arrival, the village of Hartland seemed small and constricted, and made me miss home. However, I met many great friends and was introduced to my creative outlet of figure and synchronized ice skating.  And now, after 11 years, it is time for the next chapter of my life to begin.  But where would that take me?  I had no idea.

During my junior year in high school, the school counselors begin to talk about our future plans.  What college are you going to?  What do you want to study?  Have you picked a major yet?  All questions I honestly couldn’t answer.  And by senior year, it seemed as though everyone had it figured out except me (That’s probably an exaggeration, but it was high school.  Doesn’t everyone feel like that?).   I needed to explore the world, figure out what my passions were, and realize who I wanted to become.  I needed to find me.  That’s where Global Citizen Year came in.

So now in my search for self, I am embarking on a seven and a half month journey of cultural exploration, ethnic exposure, and global perspective in Senegal, Africa.  I hope that this experience will open my eyes to all that the world has to offer and better prepare me for the journey after the journey, also known as college.

Marisa Comeau-Kerage