This week, I begin my last year of college. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Most people would probably be super excited and more than happy to tell you about their plans for after graduation. I, on the other hand, am totally confused. Of course I'm excited about being done, but am I really? After graduation, all I see in front of me is a big cloud of unknowns. I don't know where I'll be at that time in my life, and I don't even know what I want to do.
I give props to those of you who already have your life figured out and have had it figured out since you walked into your first college class ever. I wasn't that lucky. I changed my major a handful of times because I'm not sure what I want. I have so many different interests, and I just couldn't decide what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. Right now, I will be graduating at my university as a communication major with a minor in psychology and graphic design. What do you do with that? Obviously, there's a select number of things I could do, but chances are, none of those things will ever come to be.
I tend to live my life on a day-to-day basis. I'm wary of making plans so far in advance because I have no idea what's going to happen a month from now, a week from now, and even a day from now. I enjoy my life as it comes, and that works for me in some instances.
As far as school goes, I'm excited to start my senior year, and I'm excited to see what God has planned for me. I'm interested to see how these classes go, because I'm super excited for them all, and I'm sure that will make my senior year even more memorable. I can't believe I'm at this point in my life already. It feels like it was just yesterday I was moving into my freshman dorm and lugging my refrigerator up 4 flights of stairs in the rain; it was awful. Thankfully, all of my classes are in the afternoon, though, so I don't really have to worry about waking up early and finding parking (fingers crossed). It won't even feel like I'm going back initially, because I'll be in and out of there in a jiffy anyways! That works for me!
Something that is important to know is that you need to do whatever you need to do to get by. Don't limit yourself on all of the opportunities that are presented to you for the sake of someone or something else. Take the risk and do something for you to help the long-run. In the end, it's up to you and you alone. So, this school year, I hope to form a better path for myself and be more open to change and opportunities. No more holding myself back, and to be more open about how I want my life to look when I grab my diploma nine months from now. I'm going to do what I need to do to get ahead, and I won't be scared (I hope).
So, in honor of the beginning of a new school year, I encourage all of you to make the best out of your situation, and rock the school year! What you do now, whatever it is, will alter the course of your life for years to come. So, be wise and try your best, because this is your life, and you should live it in the best way you can.