Today is one of those days where I’m crossing things off my to-do list like it’s my job. I got back from class around eleven, made myself lunch, popped in my earbuds, got some music playing, and got to work. One thing crossed off, three to go. I got this.
How is everyone’s Monday going? I know it’s Monday, but hopefully it’ll still be a great day for everyone. 🙂
So here’s the deal: I’m taking a little hiatus from my usual food/workout/other ramblings today for a little bit of real talk. If you’re not interested, I totally understand and feel free to not read any further (…but I hope you will!). It’s nothing bad – it’s actually quite great – I just don’t usually talk about serious things on here so it’s a bit of a change of pace. In general, I don’t like to share really personal things, but this needs to be said!
In high school, I was one of those people who was friendly with a lot of people but had very few close friends. I honestly hated high school and was ready for college by the middle of my sophomore year. When I got to college, I felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be, but I still struggled to make close friends. I made tons of “first-semester friends” that I was never really close to, and then I had my surgery and wasn’t able to go out with friends or do the normal fun things (thanks, fiberglass cast, you were awesome) so the whole making-new-friends thing screeched to a halt. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t unhappy or sad, just a little lonely! Sometimes a girl needs some girlfriends to hang out, gossip, and eat too much ice cream with.
I basically got tired of being a loner and decided to do something about it. I was happy, but I know I would have been a lot happier if I had made more of an effort to reach out to friends during my recovery! So, I stepped outside my comfort zone and started hanging out with new people and making new friends. I am so glad that I did. I found a different roommate for next year who I absolutely love and get along with perfectly, and a small group of friends that I can see myself being close with for the rest of my time in school.
I felt the need to share this because I came to the realization today that I am in a really, really great place right now. This is what college is supposed to be like. This is where I was meant to be all along. I am strong and I am happy. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone in my life for being awesome and I love you all.
Good things are happening, and I am grateful everyday. 🙂