2019 Brought Countless Valuable Lessons Into My Life
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2019 Brought Countless Valuable Lessons Into My Life

The whole year felt as though I was on a constant rollercoaster, fueled by some of the highest highs and truly some of the lowest lows.

2019 Brought Countless Valuable Lessons Into My Life

Needless to say, 2019 was one interesting year. The whole year felt as though I was on a constant rollercoaster, fueled by some of the highest highs and truly some of the lowest lows. This year I was able to meet some of my best friends and honestly some people I don't think I will talk to ever again. Overall, I believe this year taught me to be myself and accept me for, me.

In January, I learned forgiveness as I was able to let someone back into my life. When I thought I was lost they were able to truly bring me back in. Additionally, I was able to meet my lifelong sisters who understand me, sometimes better than I can understand myself. Through these girls, I was able to create a sense of community and sisterhood that I know will last a lifetime and helped make Penn State feel a little smaller

In February, I learned values that instill Penn State through its core. This month, I participated in my first ever THON. At THON, I was stunned to look around a see over 40,000 college kids all working together in pursuit of a cure. This month I decided that it would be my goal to get as involved as I can with THON every single year—everything about it is truly really amazing.

In March and April, I learned my true strengths. As I gathered myself up and was able to finish off my first year at Penn State I was able to push through when I did not think I would be able to. I am so thankful that I was able to overcome my rough first semester to finish the year off as something I was proud of.

In May, I learned the importance of celebration and love. This month I was able to celebrate my 19th birthday. When I got home from school, all my friends were home as well and able to celebrate my birthday with me. During this time I was surrounded by the people I love the most, and I have never been happier.

In June, I learned the importance of relaxation. After finally being home from school and getting readjusted, I was able to remind myself that it was important for me to take the time and relax. This month I spent time taking care of my self and realizing that there was no school work to stress about, which was truly a blessing.

In July, I learned leadership. It had been my 10th summer working at my sleep away camp and this summer felt like no other. I always made it a top goal to be a leader for my campers and always make sure to guide them in the right ways of life. This summer brought some difficult challenges, but I was proud to work through them and give my campers and amazing summer.

In August, I learned the importance of true exploration. I was fortunate enough to embark on a journey to Iceland. I was able to travel around this amazing country and open up my horizons to so many beautiful scenes. To put it simply, this country was pure beauty and grace, I am so grateful I had the opportunity to visit it in all of its glory.

In September and October, I learned how to get back into the swing of things at school. During these months, I spent time getting my self back in my school routine and figuring out exactly how to manage my schedule.

In November, I learned what I was thankful for. This year I was thankful that was able to have a great first semester as a sophomore and for the unconditional love and support my family provides for me.

Lastly, In December, I was able to gather up all my thoughts from the whole year and realize how blessed I am to be where I am today.

2019 was pretty amazing and I am so thankful for each and every lesson I've learned in each month.

Bring it on, 2020, I can't wait to see what you're made of.

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