As I sit here in Boston Logan Airport waiting for my flight to DC, I can only recap the past school year. When I imagined sophomore year back in August, I had no idea that my life would have turned to the opposite direction. I came in having planned out everything that was going to happen for the year. I expected to get a 4.0 and have the time of my life. Little did I know, that was not the plan that God had for me. I had the worst academic semester of my life during the fall. I had roommate and friendship troubles. Nothing I planned, happened. All I wanted to do was wallow in my failure and redeem myself. But as cheesy as it sounds, rainbows only come after the storm. Second semester, I had more plans for myself. I planned to redeem myself for everything that had happened first semester. Again, God had different plans for me. The beginning of my second semester did not turn out the way I wanted. My mistakes during the fall semester had affected what I could and could not do second semester. All I wanted to do was kick myself in the assand wonder why God wouldn’t let me be happy. As I ended one friendship that hurt me, God placed a great friend in my life. I was able to be comfortable and confident with myself without worrying about being stepped on. I had invested my time into spending more time with my CG and little did I know, that they were one of the biggest blessing this year. They kept me accountable, and constantly reminded me of the God’s love while I was picking up the pieces to one of the roughest times of my life. I am so grateful for them. Through all the extra time that I had, I was able to focus more on my studies. I found myself gaining more strength each day as I knew that the semester was coming to an end. I was ready for sophomore year to be over. I am so grateful for the hard times I had this past year because I realized that nothing of this world is steady, and the only true thing I have to hold onto is God. As I enter the summer, I end on a high note. I had a great academic semester. I found a new lifelong friend who will be my roommate. I can go home with a smile on my face and a new outlook on life. This is so incredibly cheesy and corny, but this is how my year went. Through each rough patch in my life, I have only come out of it as a stronger daughter of Christ.
HAPPY SUMMER :)