Today as I went to write the date at the top of my notes for class, I accidentally wrote 2014. And then realized that we’re about 1/3 of the way through March. Uh…yikes! The past two months have flown by. I don’t think I even really realized that we are three months into the new year until this morning.
Not only have the past two months flown by, but so have the past 3 years. It’s hard for me to believe that I graduated from high school 3 years ago. Where has the time gone?! The past three years have been full of wonder and difficulties. I’ve struggled with depression, I’ve struggled with friendships. I’ve felt inferior and judged. I’ve had wonderful experiences as well. I spent 3 weeks in Peru, I’ve worked with a professor and three other students on an amazing research project, I’ve laughed lots, and I’ve made new friends. I’ve both relaxed and worked hard.
High school seemed to drag on so slowly, so the fact that I register for my senior classes next week kind of blows my mind. A senior?! No way! I know the next 2 months of junior year are going to go by so quickly. As scary as all of this is, I’m also excited.
Last year was a pretty tough year and this year so far hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows, but I do feel like things are finally falling into place. I have a plan for the future that I’m happy with (even when it does change, because I know it probably will). I’m working on a number of projects that I’m really invested in and excited about. I’m in a much better place mentally than I was this time last year. Plus, spring is almost here, which after this very long, hard winter, is about the best thing ever! I keep getting all these little reminders that life can be very, very wonderful. What more can I ask for?