My First Year

My First Year

This year has been hard. Honestly, impossible. I am a 6 1/2 hour drive away from home and I came to a school where I knew maybe 5 people. All of my friends went to Texas A&M or UT and I miss that. I miss being with them and I miss being able to see them all of the time. My people…. the people who mean the most to me in the world… all stayed in Texas, all together, having the times of their lives. By no means am I saying that I am not loving it here… I am.

But, to see all of my friends all together and me being a 5 1/2 hour drive away from either of those schools is so hard. I miss my people.

I constantly have to remind myself that I am here for a reason. I chose this school for a reason.

Lately it’s been a lot harder. I have more people and have been way more present this year, trying to stay during the weekends and hang with more people instead of staying bottled up in my room. I just miss home, I miss my brother and I miss Texas. I love Texas.

But, through all of this, I have learned so much about myself. I have learned my limits and I have learned how to communicate with people. Being so far away from people has taught me how to get my point across. But also, it’s made me brave. It’s made me feel encouraged to speak out on what I am feeling and not keep it bottled in, because if this entire year I didn’t vent to others about my problems… I can guarantee I would’ve transferred to one of those schools by now.

I love this school. I love what it has made me into. I have realized so much about myself and love that I am able to truly get out of my comfort zone while also finding new people. I realize now that I have found new people, people that I can see being in my wedding and people who I know care about me more than any of my friends from high school, and I am truly blessed.

This year has taught me so much and I am forever grateful for what OU has given me.

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