This is my last semester of college. Whaaaat?
I’m already overwhelmed with work, assignments, and EMOTIONS. It feels incredibly strange to be *gasp* almost a real adult. But I’m cool with it. Actually, I am psyched for the future. Right now, it’s wide open and I’ve never been more excited (or terrified) in my life.
As I’m completing my degree, I can’t help but reflect on my first year here. The fact that I have 3 brand spankin’ new freshmen as roommates contributes to that. A lot has changed and a lot has stayed the same.
I’m still obsessed with weird music. I’ve learned to make better fashion choices. My BROWS, oh my gosh. Thankful for all the make-up tutorials that have gotten me to where I am today.
I’ve met many people who’ve changed my life. Some became my friends, others…not so much. I’ve visited new places, tried new things, and learned a LOT.
I advanced spiritually in almost every way. I’ve learned to love harder. I grew into myself. I still love church. I still love my Heavenly Father. But, now, I see His hand in my life. I feel His presence when I’m in distressed. God is real guys.
These days, I eat more and exercise less. I’m learning not to take life too seriously.
I still dream the same dreams. I yearn to travel to far off places. I want to learn new skills. I can’t wait to fall in love and start a family.
I learned my mind needs extra attention. I have a mental illness and that’s okay.
I completed shifted career paths, and I’m so glad. I still love everything artistic, but now, I can actually design myself. I started painting. I started writing. I learned that I AM creative and I CAN contribute.
I discovered I CAN do hard things.
In 5 years, I’ve become more than I ever imagined I could become. I wonder what these next 5 years will bring…