Annual Overview, 2012-2013
The end of my freshmen year in college is approaching. Holy shit. That was fast. So fucking fast. This has been, by far, the best year of my entire life. It was everything that I wanted it to be. I met people that exceeded my expectations. I’ve found my family away from my family. I’ve found friends that I can be myself around. I could, for once, do what I want what when I wanted. I got to live life for myself for once. I got to experience all the new things. I got to drink. I got to stay up all night. I got to screw around. And in the midst of all, I’ve never been happier.
I got to dance again. I got to explore my culture on a deeper level and make life long friends, friends that helped me push through my freshmen year. I’m going to miss being a freshmen. I’m going to miss the new-ness of everything. How every new thing left me starry eyed. Now I’m accustomed, integrated.
Looking over the entire year, I’ve liked so many boys for such short amounts of periods for stupid reasons. I’ve consumed enough alcohol for a lifetime, yet I’ll keep going. I’ve blacked out more than fingers can count. I got to do what I’ve always wanted. And I’m a better person for it. I’m slowly moderating myself, still in the process of learning what does and doesn’t work for me.
Also in the year, I’ve experienced many different types of heartbreak. I’ve seen someone I’ve only dreamt of seeing after 2 years. I’ve dipped through so many lows, but soared through so many highs.
This year, I’ve learned so much more than I have the 17 years that preceded it. Choosing to come to Boston has been the best decision I have made.
I finally feel at home, and I can’t wait to see what the next 3 years will bring.