Ahhhh…pumpkins, fall, the crisp air, spiced lattes, and all the other things that makes us begin to bundle up for the holiday season to come. I LOVE IT! Love it love it love it love it.
I’ve been having such a fabulous term and quite simply, I’m really happy as cheesy as that sounds. Coming back this term and realizing that I needed change, I shifted my focus on what I’m trying to achieve out of school and am experiencing a completely different side to my undergrad years. With the help of new and old friends, I’ve been introduced to new places and things which through it, I feel like I’ve finally found my balance between academics and social life to truly live the “college experience.” Before this term, I had just been an uptight student who felt the pressure to excel and aim for perfection. But as I stumbled, fell, and failed, I came to my senses that not everything in life will go exactly the way you plan and so I needed to grab whatever it was that is in front of me before I miss the chance. It’s all about the little things right? That’s why I started writing- to capture the little moments. So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Sure school is still one of my top priorities, but I’m also having fun and living like staying up past midnight on school nights, going out till 3am in the morning on the weekends, meeting friends for dinner on a school night, taking weekend trips to another town…it’s been a revelation.
As Thanksgiving is sneaking slowly up on us, I’d like to cheat and share a few thankfuls early for the moments that I’ve had recently:
* Thankful for an old friend that I had lost touch with for the past year but have reconnected with again and am now having the time of my life with her as we bake horrible cakes together, as she makes me cry while hating on my judge-yness, as we spontaneously go on late drives and rant about how wrong the world is, as we go out to bars and clubs downtown for the first time together and be awkward turtles, and sharing endless moments of crazy laughter. How we get along so well despite how complete opposites we are will never cease to amaze me and I consider it a blessing. C:
* Thankful for my CSA family who I have also re-founded and am sharing memories with again. Thank you for looking out for me and taking care of me. Last night, two of the boys took me to Salem to see an old friend from Hawaii play volleyball against Willamette- they drove, they paid, they fed me…chivalry still exists! C: Such a good bonding, family night and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
* Thankful for the boys in my life who constantly have my back. Thank you for looking out for me, for caring for me, for wanting the best of my well-being, for cooking for me, for keeping me company when I need it even if it means just sitting there in silence, and most importantly, for accepting me. Growing up in a household full of boys, I’ve never had many girlfriends here, especially since my two closest girlfriends graduated. Therefore, I’m grateful for all of you who put up with my girl problems, craziness and often times, grumpiness to help see me through and it’s because of you that my last term is what it has so far successfully been. C:
As holiday lights are being strung up, as holiday music fills the air, as pumpkin lattes and eggnog are in every coffee cup, I can’t wait for the feeling of family, friends, love, home, and joy to become even more contagious than it already is. I’m ready to make these last few weeks of school the best it can possibly be. Falalalala.
Thus, life’s given happiness #46: Being thankful. .