A year ago from today I was comfortably overwhelmed.
I year ago from today I was planning homecoming. I was shopping for a dress. I had volleyball practice every night from three thirty to six. I was organizing cheer activities. I was delegating my senior class. I year ago from today I was home and busy as I will get out. I remember staying at the school for fourteen plus hours at a time some days- I remember feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, but I just kept chugging along. . And it is true sometimes I would break down and cry- (that is what I do when I just can't take anymore pressure and stress) My mom would tell me to take things a day at a time and things would be so much better. I don't entirely miss a year from today. I learned to love being busy- after all that is all I ever knew. But to be quite honest I don't entirely miss it.
Today I am taking thirteen credits in college, and I am entirely okay with that- I could have taken more, but for now this feels good. I have become a social butterfly, when I'm not at school or doing homework I am with my friends. I never thought I could have seen my friends as family, but when I'm this far away from home I have decided that my friends are my family here.
Today I feel tired. I am living up the college life I guess you could say. I went to bed at two last night because I wanted to finish a paper that is due Wednesday. I figure if I finished it last night I could spend today typing another paper that is due Wednesday. . . which leads me to the topic of homework. . . yes these days my free time is spent studying- blah!
Today my body aches. We did sprints to finish our lap swimming work out. I love swimming it makes me feel empowered.
Today I want to sleep, but I can't. Today I feel like I could just pass out on my bedroom floor and sleep there until family home evening. But I can't!!! I need to type another paper and I should read my economics homework. . . .
Today I must decide what my priorities are.
So much can happen in a year. A year ago from today I had no idea what direction my life was headed in. And now that I'm here I'm very much excited to see what my future has in store for me. I wonder what will happen in the next year.