Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, you guys!! IT IS SUMMER TIME!! Aka time to celebrate everything that is good and wonderful in the world because NO MORE SCHOOL! (And yes, yes that was a Legally Blonde: the Musical reference. And a High School Musical one, too).
Words can’t describe how crazy this is…to finish my first year of college. My life began when I came to Cal Poly, and I can’t wait to continue the next three years here. That’s when you know it’s amazing: when you can say “I get to spend three more years here.” Not “I have to spend three more years here.”
I can credit Cal Poly to so many absolutely wonderful things in my life. I have met fantastic people here, made the best memories, and conquered so many of my fears. I can honestly say that this school has changed my life in so many ways, and I have the biggest amount of Mustang pride. This school means so much to me, and I thank my mom every day for forcing me to apply and then dragging me on a tour last April. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.
People always ask me what I am studying. I mean, I go to Cal Poly, so it must be something great, right? Yes, I am studying something great, but that’s not what they think when I answer with “I am an English major.” But I think this school NEEDS a little bit of Liberal Arts. My Engineer friends constantly ask me questions about grammar and English-related things. I am not useless at a polytechnic school, and I refuse to let anyone tell me that I am.
Because that’s the other thing: I have learned to stand up for myself. I have so much more confidence now than I did a year ago. I can no longer sit idly and watch things happen. Screw people who don’t believe in you.
I know, without a doubt, that I am at the right school. It doesn’t matter that I have one of the smallest majors in the smallest college here. I belong at Cal Poly, and I am sure of that. The people that I have met here have impacted my life in the best ways possible; first of all, for proving to me that I have a life worth living. It was hard to see that before I stepped onto this gorgeous campus.
From my very first night here, with these three beyond wonderful human beings I get to call my roommates and best friends…
To my last day here, writing this post for you in my near-empty bedroom.
I AM SO HAPPY.
And I have never been more proud to be living life, and keeping this blog going, and dancing through writing Book 2. I can’t love this town and this school enough.
So thank you to my friends, my roomies, my sisters, my professors, the SloDoCo employees, my WOW Leaders, and everyone else I have met since September. I LOVE YOU.
Now let’s have a summer full of munchkins, blogging, writing, pictures, smiles, reading, music, Netflix, and LIVING. I am so happy to be back on the blog; it has been just awful being away from it. Ladies and gentlemen–and anyone else tuning in–let’s have a great life 🙂
From a girl who will take over the world, Me! ❤
Love me! And keep up with my summer adventures!
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