Lessons Learned

  Yes, something has changed within us all, but it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I was always scared of growing apart from anyone close to me, and now I think it was without reason. It’s terribly sad but at the same time, where I lost a couple of friends, I gained many more who welcomed me with open arms. My freshmen year of college is over. It was definitely an experience. There hasn’t been a year when I learned more than I did in this past one. I regret a lot of things, but at the same time, I learned a great deal about people and about myself. I’ve changed so much this year, I’ve learned a lot about honesty, trust, respect, fairness, and friendship. I still would like to apologize to all the people I’ve hurt and to all the people who I involved in matters they shouldn’t have been concerned with. A wise upperclassman (Kairshma, I love you) once told me, “Everyone has their rough drafts.” And now we’re all just working on our final pieces 🙂
  For my first year in college, so many people have opened my eyes to what’s important. Friends showed their appreciation for me, which I am grateful for because I had always felt like I was taken for granted before. I will always be there for each and every one of my friends, no matter how close they are to me. Friendship has always been something I valued greatly.
  I finally feel like I have my priorities in order (although I could do a bit more studying). Aileen and I were talking the other night for quite some time about how much we’ve grown and really found ourselves this year, and about where we want to be in a couple of years. I intend on surrounding myself with good-hearted people from now on and continuing to focus on what’s most important to me (faith, family, school). Thank you to all of those who helped me to grow and become who I am today. Hopefully this will continue and I will accomplish a great deal in the years to come.
  Also, I am looking forward to a productive summer filled with lots of hard work and even more reading. Frequent visits to the public library-YES!

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Northern VA native, currently living in Dallas, TX. I love my husband, my family, and eating my food with lots of dipping sauces. I started Pinkgingerale in 2009 as a way of sharing my thoughts, photos, and life with people around the world. Today I continue with a vision of inspiring people through my life journey, and belonging to a community of story-tellers.

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