Other than finals and packing up all of my stuff to move out of my dorm room, May was a great month! I had the opportunity to travel to both Florida and Colorado, spend some time at home, and play violin at a good friend's wedding.
I spent almost a week hiking, shopping and hanging out with Dani and his family in Colorado Springs and Denver.
Between the end of the classes and finals, I spent a few days in Florida with my brother and his cute family. It was so nice to relax on what is rated "the best beach in America" (Siesta Key) for a bit.
To end, I played violin as my mom's best friend Tonya walked down the aisle with her beautiful family. It was an absolutely gorgeous wedding!
I have a week of summer left before my internship starts! I can't wait!
My first year of college is officially over and I want to highlight the eight most important things I learned this year. It has been quite the adventure and I have grown so much since August. By no means has it been perfect and there have been quite a lot of hardship along the way but I am so lucky to have had this opportunity and I am so grateful for everyone who has made my education a possibility.
1. Be proud of who you are and where you came from but be open to new ideas.
2. Life is not perfect. Nothing is perfect. And it's okay to be sad sometimes.
3. You have to make sacrifices. Whether that means staying in on a Friday night to study or ditching the library for a few hours to relax and take your mind off work. Part of college is learning how to balance everything (this is still something I am working on)
4. Sleep is so important. Part of the reason I got so sick first semester is because I didn't take sleep seriously. For your mental and physical health it is important to not skip out on those zzzs.
5. It's okay to change your major 50 times. I went from Economics to International Relations to Political Science to Media Arts and Sciences. Part of college is discovering passions you never knew you had.
6. Surround yourself with people who genuinely care about you. They will support you through the good and bad times. I'm lucky enough to have found a lot of these kinds of people.
7. Don't sign up for a million things! I'm the type of person who loves to do everything and can't say no. It's important to find a few things you love rather than try and do it all.
8. Nothing ever turns out how you expect it to. That's what makes life a big adventure.
I have spent my first two days home relaxing, catching up with friends and family and watching A LOT of Netflix.
How is it already May? I swear that college makes time seem like it is flying so fast. This weekend was all-society formal and it was such a fun night! It was so nice to be able to take a break from studying and spend time with Dani and my friends.
I am so grateful for the people I have met this year including all of my sisters in the Agora Society. They are some of the kindest and most impressive women I have ever met.
It is bittersweet that I am flying home in two weeks from today.
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