April Showers

April Showers

We are in the second week of my favorite month and I have to say… I am pretty pumped!! There are so many reasons why this is my favorite month, but my most favorite is that April 14 is my birthday!!!!!

I make a huge ordeal on my birthday and basically the entire month of my birthday. I love the excitement and I love getting to celebrate (myself:/)!!!

But, another reason why I love April is because that April is the homestretch. This is my last real month of school and that means I have to work my butt off to get my grades up, and also, it means I am a little closer to going home. Home… gosh I miss it. BUT!!! This year it is so much different… whenever school is over whenever I was in Houston, I didn’t miss it. All my friends were a 5 minute drive away from my house… this year… that is so much different. Some of my closest friends live HOURS away from me. Dallas, Chicago, Oklahoma City, CALIFORNIA. I am honestly sad. The friends I have already made this year are friends I know that I will keep in my life forever.

For some reason, college friends are so much more real than high school friends. I think it’s because you are all away from home, you are all scared and alone at the beginning — you get to go on this trip and experience together.

I will miss walking down the South Oval even though it feels like that long walk will never end. I will miss the dorms (surprisingly). And I will so miss getting to see all my Sooners.

Although 2 of my dearest friends from high school came here and are in the same sorority as me and I do see them all the time, this is different. Because I have found NEW people. That’s what college is for, and I now believe that that is why I decided to go to a school where I only knew 2 people going in… for the experience.

I love getting out of my comfort zone and experiencing new things. And OU has been that. Although I have gotten comfortable in some circumstances, I have been able to learn so much more about myself and truly have been forced to engage with people… and I am thankful.

So, as my birthday comes and this semester is quickly coming to an end… I have to admit, I am bittersweet.

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