Hello! Hello! HELLLLLLLOOOOOO!
Yesterday I had my last final! I was sitting in my car just before the final started getting ready, gathering my things and my thoughts. When it occurred to me my first day of class ever for college in summer of 2006 I was sitting in a car across the campus doing the exact same thing gathering my things and my thoughts. I sat there and thought about this amount of time that has passed in 7.5 years, and realize these are my college years. This is what they will always been labeled, they have came and passed and they are now over with (undergrad at least).
I started college as a lost 18 year-old with little ambition. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted in life even though I had a few ideas here and there. I spent most of the first few years of college doing the general things college kids do. One reason it took me so long to get through is actually two reasons one: I took off a year, and two a few semesters I just went for one or two classes. I could write so many books on all of my experiences but, I just leave it at that it was fun, adventurous, strange, happy, sad, charming, fake, and sometimes entirely too real. I had some amazing times and some really awful ones. But, now I am ending college as a 25 year-old, mother with more ambition and goals for one lifetime. It’s amazing how much can change in a day, let alone 7.5 years.
I guess I have come full circle for my college experiences. The people that truly matter have let their light shine; people that don’t matter have shown me their darkness. I have realized more than anything what is most important in this life. I value my life in a way that I didn’t ever think of before. I realize how important each and every one of us are in this world. I understand who I am; I understand what my purpose is.
Before I went into my test yesterday I put on an old favorite song and let the memories flow. Most importantly I realized sometimes a door doesn’t just shut, sometimes you nail it, screw it, and bolt it shut. College is over with, and I am a okay with that! Here are to new beginnings and new adventures!
“Education is something they can never take away from you.” – My great-grandfather Elmer Hefley
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