thank u, next

I am now in my sophomore year of college and let me tell you wow what a semester. I am now a member and Publications Chair for Alpha Chi Omega sorority, the designated column writer for the Student Spotlight under the Features section in my school’s newspaper, and next semester will be the Features editor. I say all this because of my last blog post where I reflected on some of the challenges I faced last year. I am so beyond grateful that I have had these opportunities to do what I love-writing.

Recently, even with all these happy times, there has been some sadness in between. Just this week, something came up that made me think of the past, and I wished things were different and that I could change it. The fact is, you can’t change the past (obviously). To quote the Lion King, specifically Rafiki, “The past can hurt. But the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it.”

It still hurts a little and yes, I still think about it, but I hope that writing this will help me move on from it. I have lost some people which is never fun, but I have formed so many important, genuine relationships since being at college and I am so thankful for those who have stuck by my side.

Sometimes growing up can mean growing apart from people. You are going to change and have new experiences which make you the person you are today. You are not obligated to stay the same for anyone.

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