“‘People come, people go, but true people stay.’
High school friends are the people you see when you go home, and over time, you lose contact with some of them. But, the people that want to be successful and further their mind and sociability, are the people that you will connect with the most. And those people that you find that vibe with you exactly how you need, are those people that will stay in your life forever. The people you lose contact with, just know, you lose those people for a reason. I have my group of friends on campus, and we all have each others backs. No matter what, we have each other. We all individually want to be successful, and we want all of us to be successful for each other. We push each other to do the best we can in life. We care about our friendships. That is what you need. ” -Walker Murphy
I want to talk briefly about how proud of myself I am. This may seem like a self-promoting post, but I want you to know that you CAN be proud of yourself.
I have mentioned this before, but the month before college I was heavily depressed. I have struggled with depression for most of my life, but this past summer was especially difficult. I honestly had nothing going for me. I saw no light.
College comes around and all these new opportunities that I did not know even existed were presented to me. I became a writer! I run a very successful blog! I love fly fishing! I listened to my heart and followed my dream! I am speaking at Regional Leadership conferences! I am an environmental activist! I work with POW to bring climate change recognition to the Midwest! I am coaching ski racing this winter! I am on the Residence Life council on campus! Some of the most amazing people in this world have become my best friends! I rid myself of the toxic people in my life! I am en-route to becoming a teacher and that makes me hyped!
Did I see any of this happening to me? No. I did not expect any of this. But, life worked in my favor and here I am. Flourishing. Living. I defiantly feel like I am living. I am so thankful every single day for everything in my life. For the first time in a long time, I feel like life has genuinely blessed me for all the right reasons.
I want anyone who is struggling to know that it does get better. Trust me, this summer I did not think I could ever get better. I thought my life was going to suck forever.
It does not suck for ever. It may take time, but be patient. Be patient, and keep moving forward though each day. One day you will look back, just as I am, and see how far you’ve come. It’s crazy.
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