Where do I start? So much has changed in the last four years. I’ve grown; I’ve gained friends and lost friends in the midst of it all. I found at who I am and I’ve grown comfortable in my own beautiful skin. College made me stronger, braver, and smarter. I’ve learned just as many valuable lessons outside the classroom as I have inside the classroom. Freshman year I walked on campus a naïve young shy girl with no idea what she wanted in life. I knew I had found the love of my life, I wanted to major in creative writing and I knew everything. I was never going to outgrow my distressed jeans and screen tees. Boy was I wrong!
As I sit back in my grey collared blazer and slacks I find myself a college grad with an admin assistant position and a future in grad school. I now own more high heels than sneakers, I speak up for myself and others (no longer afraid of leadership), my seven year relationship is finally over, I graduated in professional writing and I now realize I do not know everything. It’s possible that I won’t ever know everything. I’m in a comfy position in my life. I have no companion for the first time in seven years, it scares me yes but at the same time it has made me stronger. College has made me realize what I want in life and what I don’t want in life. I shrug off the little things and go with the flow. I have no regrets. I wouldn’t do anything differently. I’ve taken full advantage of a higher education and I someday hope those after me will get as many good times out of college as I have. I miss it but it’s just the end of an exciting chapter of my life. New beginnings are always scary at first but it shall grow on me.