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Junior Year is Hard – Let’s Be Reborn

My mentor, Alisha, once said that junior year of college is one of the hardest years on females. You classes are more challenging, your changing emotionally, and you pretty much get to accept that the body you have is as good as it’s going to get, as you’ve reached the end of the female growing period. When she first said this during fall term, I didn’t really believe her. Now that we only have 4 weeks left of the term, I have to say I agree.

I’m definitely not the same person I was when I started college; I’ve gone through many emotional and physical changes, I’ve had multiple relationships fail, I’ve lost and gained friends. However, I figured that within a year I probably don’t change much, but boy was I wrong. This year I’ve gone from not really sure what I’m doing with my life, to working on two Senior Inquiries at once. I’ve lost more friends this year than ever before, but it was all in an effort to find myself. Within this school year I’ve gained weight, and I’ve lost weight, and none of it was really in a healthy way.

So in the Easter spirit of being reborn, I’m going to to try to get back to my New Years Resolution, which was to get my life in shape. I’m not saying that I need to have my life completely together, but I’d like to stick to the vision I have in my head. I want to be more responsible with money. I want to maintain the great friendships I have. I want to be back in shape; and I don’t I want to be supermodel skinny, I just want to be able to do a triathlon again. I want to make sure that I am checking in with myself on a daily basis. I want to be the best me that I can be, and that’s not going to happen by eating a whole bag of chocolate, or by not exercising, or by ignoring the voice in my head that says I need to take a break, or by going out to dinner all the time.

One Response to “Junior Year is Hard – Let’s Be Reborn”

  1. What an insightful and meaningful post. Listen to your voice… whether it’s a whisper or a roar it is important!

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