This Sunday – like many others who have before me, who are alongside me, and who will – I am officially moving out of my childhood home and into a university dorm. Needless to say, I’m excited and nervous to see all that awaits me. I feel so ready to be independent, to rely only on myself, forge new friendships, and to see what my years in university has to offer.
As much as I’d like to swiftly let go of the past, there are a few things that I would like to hold on to, and to remind myself of in times of reflection.
Change is good. I’m so incredibly nervous about moving out, but I know that this new chapter in my life will bring so much joy and happiness. Although I can’t picture exactly what that is, I’m excited to find out.
Friendships matter. I believe that checking up on friends that I’ve known since grade school and high school is something that’s important. Those who have made such a huge impact on my life deserve at least that.
Call your parents. They are the ones who have and will always have your back. Check in on them every once in awhile. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it and you will too.
I’m sure there are many more things I’m forgetting to note, but for now, this is all. Here’s to a new chapter within an adventure of a lifetime!
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