Wow! After an insanely eventful final semester I am glad to say I am back in the game. After spending a few weeks writing inspiring posts about slowing down and taking time to do new things or have new experiences you’d think I would have taken the time to write them all down. Instead, I got caught up in being a senior in college with a whole lot on my plate. Honestly, I wouldn’t trade a second of my last few months for anything else.
Lessons learned this semester include: always reaching out when your heart tells you to, take opportunities to travel, rediscover what you’ve lost, and don’t be afraid of being judged.
Reaching Out: This past semester I entered into a pre-existing group of friends with an anxious feeling of trying to belong. I had avoided showing interest because I wasn’t sure that I would fit in. Guess what! I did and almost instantly! This semester I found a beautiful family of students that I could spend tons of time with and enjoy conversations with constantly. I looked forward to my Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings like it was the only thing in my life worth living for…come to find out it kind of is!
Travel: This semester I took my choreography to New York City and performed with a fellow dance student. We had such an amazing time and I was able to get my name out there without being tied to a class. I learned a lot about being a solo dance artist and working with other people. I didn’t start a company by any means but I quickly realized that I could go for it and, with faith, be fairly successful. I also had the privilege of traveling to North Carolina with a beautiful cast for an MFA thesis project. Timing was no where near perfect! We were there for as long as we spent traveling to and from and it was the weekend before finals week. At first it was stressful thinking of the little time it would be but it proved to be so worth it! I had some amazing times with people who I love and will stay in touch with long after we’ve graduated.
Rediscover What You’ve Lost: The biggest news in my search to live fully as a twentysomething in the world today is that I finally found that something that was missing. It can sound fairly corny of me to say that even though I was happy and living a fairly fulfilling life there was something that I’d lost in my college years: my faith. This semester I reaffirmed my faith in Jesus Christ and I have never been happier.
Don’t Be Afraid of Being Judged: In rediscovering my Christian roots I realized that I can be afraid of what others might think. I will be open about my faith and will share with others about His love. People can choose to label me as weird or prissy but that isn’t the goal. I will love each person unconditionally in hopes that it will be returned. If it’s what makes me happy then I cannot worry about what others might think. Because as young adults, we have the power to keep ourselves happy and thriving in the world that we live in. We’re only here for so long!
Now that I’m back in my blogging mindset, I cannot wait to post weekly on being an inspired twentysomething, living a life full of adventure and love. I can’t wait to share the journey with you all once again! With love.