To the School that I now call my home,
I just wanted to say thank you. These last several months are some of the best I have had in a long time. On the outside I seemed to have everything put together but, on the inside, I was lost. I bounced from school to school, thinking of different things I wanted to be. I met thousands of faces knowing that they will be a distant memory and will not even think of me for a second anymore. All of that stopped when I came here.
This school is it for me. You were welcoming, inviting, scaring and exciting all at once. Even though it took me a couple of years to find you, I am glad that I did. This is the place where I found out I wanted to be an English major. This is the place where I focused on my skills as a photographer. This is the place where I got a better grasp as to what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Every day I wake up and think to myself ‘I am here for a reason, let’s make today count’, even on the days when I do not feel like getting out of bed.
There are days when your professors pile homework upon project upon essay and I feel like it is all too much for me. But, God would not put me in a place that He believed I could not handle. This school has challenged me in more ways than I had planned. But I am thankful for what has happened to me here. Some days, I cry my bloody heart out and others I walk out like I rule the whole damn place. Hopefully one day I can stand out and not shed tears anymore, just run the whole place.
I have made some good friends that I plan on keeping for a long time. They appreciate me, they support me, and they do not judge me (other than the occasional roast session). They accept the innocent, kind-minded, positive self and that is all I can ask of them. I want to thank them with every ounce of me. This is the place where I got to live with my best friend of 14 years and make even more memories with her that we will look back on and laugh about.
This is the place where I learned about all sorts of people, from different places around the state as well as around the country. I have learned different lifestyles, some more laid back than others and I have learned that everyone looks at things differently and that is not bad.
I have learned that this is only the beginning. I am only a junior and have so much more to learn about my craft and about my world. I am excited for all the people I am going to meet and all the memories that I will have under my belt. Thank you for allowing me into your school. Thank you for letting me be a part of your family. Thank you for letting me call this place, my home.