I said my goodbyes holding back my tears as I watched my mom, sister, and boyfriend drive off and as soon as they were out of sight my eyes welled up with tears. Here I was standing in the parking lot moving into my college dorm. Alone. I was no longer a kid. I was an adult living on my own and that was a scary thought. I only allowed myself to cry for the brief drive to my new home. It was time to put on my big girl pants and grow up and that is was I did. And that was one of the best decisions I ever made. I still remember that day so vivid in my mind. My first day at college. I was never sad about high school ending and I never really felt like a senior. I didn’t cry at senior night, I didn’t cry at graduation, and I wasn’t sad when packing all my stuff, but as soon as my family drove away it hit me all at once that this was my new life and at that moment it was surreal.
Now I am a junior and the semester has come to an end and it is unbelievable how fast time goes by. I have grown so much since that day and I look back now and smile because coming to ASU was one of the best decisions of my life and now I only have 7 classes left to take. I am officially a senior in college…when did that happen?!? For the pasted fourteen years I have had the comfort of school. It’s the one constant in my life and now it is coming to a close and that is terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time. And there is the famous question “What do you want to do when you graduate?”…and true is I don’t know and I am completely okay with that. I believe if it’s meant to be it will be and for right now I will just sit back and enjoy the ride.
So as many of you work on this Friday afternoon I encourage you to reflect on your past and think of the first time you felt like an adult.
Happy Friday everyone!