Welcome to all and to all are welcome!
I cannot tell you all how long I have spent staring at this computer screen trying to come up with the perfect intro. This is my first post on my fist blog, and like many first times, I feel that overwhelming pressure to get everything just right. But you know what screw perfection, its overrated.
I do not know about you all but coming back to school has been harder than I thought. I mean its one thing rolling out of bed and opening a laptop or tablet, but its something completely different walking through campus and finding your classroom. And for all my commuters out there, that drive is no joke either. It feels like I have to relearn how to be a regular student again, while still having to learn all the material in my classes. Heck, these first couple weeks felt like being back in high school.
I think for all of us, this is a season of transition. We are all going from this virtual reality to being immersed in the real world again. I am petitioning that we should all get one A just for that! But like the great American classic High School Musical taught us, “This Could be the Start of Something New” and “We’re All in This Together.”
Transition has never been easy for me. Personally, the hardest part about coming back to school and readjusting to society’s new norms is just trying to find that spark again. I think back to 2019, and I just remember feeling like the world was my playground. I could do anything and be anyone. Like with most people, my reality wasn’t just shaken, it was decimated by the events of last year. However, the darkest moments are when light shines the brightest. Last year taught me arguably the most important lesson of my life. BE THANKFUL. For so long, I had been caught up on who I could be and what I wanted, that I ignored who I am and what I have! That is a lesson that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
So, as I am transitioning to driving back and forth for an hour and taking the hardest classes that I’ve ever had, I remain thankful. I am thankful that I get to go to school and continue my education in a field that I love, I am thankful for my wonderful support system of family and friends, and most importantly, I am thankful that I woke up today and get to live my life. To anyone out there that has felt overwhelmed, sad, or worn-out recently, I encourage to reflect on the things that you are thankful for and spend time focusing on that.
If anyone would like to share, I would love to hear what the toughest part of this transition has been for you, and how you have beat it.
I am thankful for each and every one of you and remember to tell yourself:
I can overcome anything
I can achieve everything
I will stand for something