I apologize blog, I really do. I am such a slacker. And I hateee that all this time has gone by without updating. I can hardly fathom that my first semester of college is almost over. It's been an absolute whirlwind. I feel like I'm constantly on the go, jacked up on caffeine, desperately trying to get some zzz's in between my studies. And you know what, I LOVE it. I feel in my element here, there's really no other way to put it. I love going to Caribou on Monday afternoons, I love chapter meetings (no matter how long they go), I love sitting on the library steps sipping white mochas and reading the DTH, I love the energy and the people and the work ethic and the diversity. I love walking to class watching a spontaneous dance party erupt, I love Gossip Girl nights in the dorm, I love splashing in puddles on rainy days (or rather falling in puddles on rainy days), I love Friday mornings to myself with God's Word.
On another note, some things have propped up in my life that's made me realize a few things, specifically about change.
"Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender who you are for who you could become."
"Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they'll notice. If they don't, you know where you stand."
Change is inevitable, especially in college. People can say what they want, telling you you're turning into a completely different person, or that you're not the person that they want you to be. But you know what? Maybe a new environment is making you the person you're supposed to be. Maybe the new faces, the new experiences, your new-found ideas morph you into someone for the better. There's only so much you can do to please these people. Sometimes it's better to leave them be, stand on your own two feet for awhile, and trust your instincts. Change can be scary, but nonetheless necessary.