Saturday, December 10, 2016

My First Semester of College

Hi, everyone! It's been a long time since I've written a blog post or a review. I wish I could say that I was sorry for not posting often throughout the last couple months, but I'm not. I know a lot of people generally only go to college to get their degree and party, but I wanted my college experience to be so much more than that. I live in the same town as my university, but I chose to live on campus because of a scholarship I was awarded that pays for me to live on campus through marching band and winter guard.
Moving away from home was really scary at first. I had a panic attack the day I moved out, but I think I do better on my own living by myself than with my parents. I haven't had anxiety nearly as bad as I did when I was around my family and I won't go into all kinds of personal information, but living on my own has made me a happier person. I'm free in my mind and I don't berate myself as much as I did when I lived with my parents in my teenage years.
I also made a big decision in college. I devoted my life to Jesus Christ and it's the best decision I've ever made because I feel so much stronger having God in my life to guide me in the directions I need to take. I was raised Catholic, but there was a period of time when I lost my faith. I got really sick when I was an atheist and I found God again. It wasn't until my grandfather passed away my sophomore year of high school that I prayed regularly and started to slowly build a relationship with God. There was a time last year when I prayed to God about finding about a book that would bring me closer to Him and the next day I accidentally found Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis in a section of Barnes and Noble that I never wonder into. Reading Mere Christianity was one of the most life altering times in my life. It made me realize I wanted to belong to a community and when I came to college I found it.
I've also made a lot of great friends this semester, but the thing that makes me the happiest is the friendships that I was able to keep and develop further. My best friend and I have grown closer even though we go to different colleges and my other best friends who I attend college with have been such a positive influence with overcoming the stress of college work. I also found friends in old high acquaintances and I'm so happy to be able to have such wonderful people in my life. I currently don't have a boyfriend but that's okay. LOL I'm still waiting...
I also have the best major. Many people would disagree, but it's the best major for me. I'm majoring in Secondary English Education- which means I want to be a high school English teacher. I absolutely love the classes that I have taken so far for my major and I can't wait to get out of the extra fluff that I have to take that isn't valuable to my major.

So that's my first semester so far in college. I hope you have been wonderful! Let me know if you have had any major events happen in your life!

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