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Time and change will surely show . . .

 Written by    September 4, 2018

Just about one year ago, I was a mess.

There seemed to be a lot of things I had to buy to move out, there was a lot of packing, a lot of planning, a lot of how-do-I-work-Carmen questions and fears. I didn’t really like to talk about college; I kind of ignored that anything was happening at all. I’m the type of person that really fears change. And I was really fearing it then.

Looking back, it’s crazy to see how much I’ve changed on my perspective of change. I’m getting excited to be back on campus again, I love my schedule, and I’m hyped for football season. I’m looking forward to everything I need being within walking distance, and being around my friends and always having something to do. Sure, I’m nervous how the year will go and how I’ll do in my classes, but there’s a lot of weight off my shoulders. There are so many less unknowns this time around, and the few that are left are actually kind of exciting.

Move-in day used to be my worst nightmare, too; it was the day to dread. I thought it would be chaos. I thought I’d be short-tempered and stressed out. Now it’s clear to me that move-in is a well-oiled MACHINE at Ohio State, and I don’t have to lift a finger the whole day. They literally do everything for me. It’s quick and easy and I’m not dreading it this year.

You see, part of my change in perspective is because I’m not a freshman, but part of it is because I’ve grown as a person, too. I’m happier and more comfortable in more situations than I was last year. I’ve encountered new people and added new experiences to the repertoire in my brain, and I’m more capable, more content.

And I’m excited. Really excited. Year two, this is for you.

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