Monday, June 24, 2013
Change is Good, but Change is Scary
I'm moving to Chicago on Wednesday. I'm not moving everything, just shipping essentials and buying some cheap Ikea furniture when I get there.
My life is about to change like whoa. I'm not taking my car, I will be living in a 591 square foot apartment, and I'll be swapping cut-off shorts for a heavy winter coat.
The past month has been a whirlwind of emotions. I am so excited to begin this new chapter in my life, but I'm sad to end the chapter on my life in Lubbock, Texas.
Five years ago, I came to Lubbock without any of my high school friends. I wanted to start fresh. Some people say high school was the best years of their life. I, from personal experience, have to disagree. Don't get me wrong, I had some amazing experiences in high school and have epic, hilarious stories I still tell. However, I wasn't the most popular girl in school. I had to deal with mean girls and the fact that I was just a tad bit unconventional. My self-esteem was low, and I often felt I couldn't fully be myself.
Coming to Tech alone was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It was extremely hard at the beginning, but I kept on truckin'. I found my passion, I made lifelong friends, I fell in love, and I found myself -- my true self -- while living in this West Texas town. Just like Hamilton (my hometown), Lubbock will forever hold a special place in my heart.
It's the end of an era.