5 years in the making

OMG! I finally graduated college! I have learned so much since I graduated high school five years ago. It's weird because I am the same, but very different at the same time. I am going to use this post to remember a few things I learned during my college years.

Freshman Year at Blinn
First I would like to start by clarifying that I was at Blinn instead of A&M because it was a last minuet decision so it was too late to apply to A&M. Sometimes I wish that I would have gone to Tech in the beginning, but then I would probably not be the person I am today.

This year I learned independence. I feel that I have always been a fairly independent person, but moving 8 hours away from home and all of your friends but one really caused me to lean on myself. If I hadn't made this move then I might not have realized that I was dating someone that was not right for me, and I am really glad that I figured that out! 

I also learned not to let someone else make you feel insecure about yourself. I am sure that most of you know by now that I was dating someone that was overly concerned about me gaining weight. As a female, this is already something that most of us are concerned about, so we don't need the added pressure of someone else monitoring our food, making comments about sweets, and telling us that our calves are loosing definition (I must say, my calves are pretty nice).

I was only here a semester because once again, it was a last minute decision so I missed the date to apply to Tech. I had fun this semester living with Lindsey and seeing my friends again.

I learned that it's ok to go home, but ultimately, Canyon was not the place for me anymore.

I was at tech for 3.5 years, and had many great (and not so great) experiences.

 I learned patience. As many of you know, I had tons of crazy roommate stories. These stories range from getting an f-you note under the door, having someone come out of their room drunk and naked when I had visitors, that same person getting arrested in my living room, having roommates kicked out of the apartment, and the stories go on and on. Through all of these experiences I learned to be patient and nice to people even though I don't like them. 

I had to work on my people skills. I have trouble making friends because they take me too seriously and think I am mean, but I was lucky enough to meet people who liked me right off, and others I had to work on. I have learned to tone it down at first to give people a chance to know me before I unleash the whole personality, because I have been told that I have too much personality. 

It's ok if you don't know what you want. This one was difficult to accept. Since high school I thought I wanted to be an architect, but once I started taking classes I realized that I hated it. It was very difficult to realize that my dream was not what I was supposed to do. My major went through many changes (architecture, accounting, general business) before I finally settled on marketing.

New Beginnings
I learned many things about life and myself, and I have many fond memories from the past five years, but I am ready to move on to the next phase of life. 

1 comment:

  1. :) I would say that you have definitely had the college experience!!!