Welp, its almost the end of 2013. Surprisingly, I can say things have really changed.
School pretty much kicked my ass. Freshmen year was super easy but this first semester of Sophomore year was hard but I think I’m gonna get through things okay. I’ve learned that I’m not just get things in science like I used to (2 chainz voice) but if I work at then I can do it. I also learned that for next semester I’m gonna have to start doing things in advance in order to get the grades I want. I also realized that getting into dental school is gonna be really hard. Its not like applying to college. Its possible for you to get the best possible grades and not get into any school. Every school is competitive.
Next, my relationships with people have changed. I’ve grown closer to some of my friends, ended relationships with others and met new friends. The friends I’ve grown closer to have opened me up to new things ranging from the thrill of thrifting to the effects of drinking too much. The friends I’ve lost have also shown me that in order to make relationships work you need to communicate. If you’re mad or concerned about something speak up. If someone one who you care about doesn’t like then don’t take it personally. Talk about it so you can at least understand their point of view. Lastly, the new friends I’ve met are showing me how to let go. I’m learning, well more like relearning, that if you’re yourself most people or the people who count end up liking you in the long run.
Lastly, I learned the value of living in the present. Today is really just here today. Its cliche and what I’m about to say is even more cliche but drink up life. Drink up the moments you spend with people because everyone in your life right now isn’t gonna be there tomorrow. I also realized I need to stop trying to rush things. Things might be tough or boring but there’s not a day that goes by that isn’t valuable. The older we get, the harder it is to make time for the all the things we want so take advantage of the moments you have today.
All that said, I’m a little sad 2013 is over but I’m looking forward to 2014. Although I’m not perfect, I’m learning to be a better woman. I’ll never admit it out loud but the (few) mistakes I’ve made this year have forced to reevaluate the way I’m living for the better. I’m gonna be better next semester, better for the next friend and better to myself.