I've met so many great ladies through this community. I wanted to start this "link up" because I think it's a great way to get to know people - and I would love to know more about the wonderful people we connect with.
This week's topic...
"Tell Me... What's an experience you've had in your life that has made you learn something important about yourself?"
Growing up, I was always the kid that couldn't stay the night at people's houses easily. I always missed my mom, missed home, and missed the comforts of my own bed. Until 6th grade, I usually called my mom to come and pick me up... slowly I started staying over at friend's houses.
I remember driving my sister Kelly to college and moving her into the dorms at UCSB for college and thinking to myself... I could never do this.
As I made it through high school and started applying to schools, I was still nervous about the transition of moving away from home. I made sure I had a safety net of schools very close to home just in case. When I found out I was accepted to SFSU, I was excited because it was the school I wanted to go to. Even though it's only about 2 hours away from home, I still had anxiety about it.
I remember the day I packed up my bedroom into the back of my dad's truck and trailer and made the big move. I remember watching my mom and dad drive away for the first time after moving me into the dorms... and I remember the first day of being alone at a campus where I knew nobody.
My first year, I quickly met some pretty incredible girls, joined a sorority, and found my little niche with my classes. It wasn't always easy... but it was the first time in my life that I made such a dramatic step out of my comfort zone! Of course I still missed my parents and family... but everyday I got more and more comfortable with the idea of living "on my own". I am so thankful for the experience of college... not just academically, but because I learned that I can be independent. I also learned that stepping out of my comfort zone is where I grow the most.
Here's a few pictures from my first year of college ;)
The first girls I met in college - such great people. Hanging out on my bed in my dorm room! I was the zebra queen.
I think this was the first "college" party I ever went to. Can you find me in there? ;)
My first Birthday away from family with some beautiful girls, Steph, Juls, Chels & cousin Greyson.
This was actually from the very beginning of my second year - some fabulous girls that I am so lucky to know!
What about you??
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