Today is the first day of class at LSU. Luckily for me, I don’t have class on Mondays (or Fridays, for that matter), and so instead of starting class today, I have been reflecting on the past two years of my life and looking forward to the next how-ever-many-years I have left.
It feels like I have been at LSU for an eternity, and yet it also feels like I got here just yesterday. My life has completely changed from the time when I moved into Blake Hall on August 19, 2010. Then, I was an excited freshman, ready to see what the big city of Baton Rouge could do for me that my small hometown could no longer do anymore. I was looking forward to a fresh start. I was anxious about starting school. But above all, I was just happy to be able to be at LSU. Louisiana State University was my dream school, and it still is.
Two years later, and all I can say is…wow. My time at LSU has flown by in a sense that time waits for no one. These past two years have been the most rewarding years of my life, and I wish that I could replay those years over and over.
To quote Adele,
The people I’ve met are the wonders of my world.
They truly are. The people that I have met here in Baton Rouge are just amazing. I have been so blessed to find friends who appreciate me for who I am and who I can rely on no matter what is going on. They are unlike anything or anyone I have ever met, and I truly do thank the Lord every day for introducing me to them. My friends are my rock. They are real. They are hysterical. They are kind. They are incredible.
These past two years have tested me more than I ever thought possible, as well. I have seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, but I have learned something from each and every thing that I have done or seen, and I have no regrets. That’s a hard thing to say, because I think it’s easy for people to think that we should regret some of the things that we’ve done in our lives. But everything that I’ve experienced has helped to shape the person that I am. It’s all a part of God’s plan. It always was a part of His plan, too. And I am learning to truly cherish every part of His plan because the plan is a great one, indeed.
I sit here and think of just how much has happened in only two short years. Two years. That’s it. And that’s just astounding to me. And it’s awesome to realize that I still have two years left here, before the next stage of life hits me. Two more years to develop, to meet friends, to learn and discover myself and what I want to do with my life and all of the things that are still a mystery. Two more years.
What amazing will happen next?