There are many things in my life post-high school that I honestly didn’t expect to have to deal with. I guess in part it’s due to the fact that I didn’t have anyone in my personal life who had gone through most of my life experiences like going to college and actually finishing, studying a hard science, being heavily involved on campus, and going through the emotional turmoil of home life — despite being 4.5 hours away — as well as just trying trying to find friends that give you all the unconditional love you need and then learning how to deal with maintaining those long-distance friendships because decide they wanna graduate (*Politely rolls eyes*). Well, no one in my life could have mentally, physically, and emotionally prepared me for those type of life challenges throughout my 4 years of college and now that my little sister about to go through her senior year of high school and main stages of applying to college, it scares me that she might have to face some of these exact same challenges and possibly completely different ones. I so look forward to writing about all of this throughout the next year.
Though looking back on my undergrad experience, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way because I appreciate everything that I went through — it honestly taught me so much about myself, shaped part of who I am, gave me some truly incredible friendships and experiences of a lifetime. College definitely taught me a lot of life whether it was learning how to deal with so many different types of people or learning what I do and don’t want out of my life and relationships I have with people. So despite the many turmoils that I faced in college, I wouldn’t want to change anything about it as a firm believer in “everything happens for a reason.” While I absolutely didn’t expect anything I went through, I’m grateful for every last bit of it. No regrets, right? lolololololol