This last year has been an adventure just to say the least.
Here's the rundown:
New relationships aren't always easy. There is always some adjusting that has to be done. And to be honest, I wasn't sure how my family would feel about my new relationship. But I am happy to say the majority of my family accepted him and quickly fell in love with the guy I fell in love with months earlier. Which led me to the next (difficult) chapter of saying goodbye.
Easily, this was the hardest thing I have ever had to do or go through. As the weeks grew into months and after about 100 hand written letters, I was actually starting to think it was just going to make us stronger. It was extremely difficult not communicating or connecting with him. But absence truly did make the heart grow fonder.
Transferring to Iupui
In the meantime, I was preparing to transfer colleges to Indiana University- Purdue University of Indianapolis. It was exciting but the uncertainty made it a difficult transition. I felt alone and very overwhelmed at this big new school. The work load was hard and feeling connected was even harder. Coming in halfway through my Sophomore year meant I was just a little behind in making connections with the other students in my program.
While trying to adjust to student life, I traveled to Georgia to have the best weekend I had had in a very long time. It was filled with so much laughter and joy. It made the last weeks without him fly by. It flew by so much that my grades got away from me and made the transition of colleges even harder. The good news was that he finally got to come home and I thought my life was finally going to get back to normal.
But that was before I realized how hard and stressful moving was going to be. Don't get me wrong, it has been so great to be on my own. This, in and of itself, has been an adventure though. An adventure that is still not over and that will definitely be carried into 2018.
Needless to say 2017 has been filled with so many memories that I can't even imagine how 2018 can top it. But I am more than excited to see how it will try!