This past Monday and Tuesday I was away at my college orientation. I didn't pick an orientation date that coincided with people that I knew so ultimately I was a fish in a new sea. Due to me not knowing anyone, I was reserved to at first. Not too far into orientation did I make my first friend. I was walking out of the building where we had to check in, into another building where we waited until the first session started, when a girl held the door open for me. We began sharing feelings of nervousness and not coming with friends and hey, we became friends from there. For majority of the orientation we stuck together also meeting more people and adding more people on Snapchat LOL. It wasn't until that evening that it hit me that my life will change in two months. It also wasn't until that evening that I actually became excited for college. I won't lie, this sea is big. I even began to question if I made the right decision as far as college. However, orientation unknowingly answered this question for me. Although the campus and the school is HUGE I feel that I belong here and I will prosper in this environment. My advisors are so helpful and the students are nice. The ice cream was pretty good...well food in general and they had cute school apparel. I better enjoy it while it last because if I haven't already learned how to budget I definitely will before first semester is over. Anyways... GO GREEN! #MSU21
So, if you have been reading my blog since it's birth back in January, you'd know that my first post ever was about my goals for this year. (And if you haven't read it, go read it now) I had 6 different goals and I have only really been successful in about half of them...too bad if I must say. Half of my goals for half of the year lol *pats self on the back*. So here we go...
My first goal was less procrastination. I still procrastinate lol, as you can see it is Tuesday that I am posting and not Sunday lol...sorry. However, I get bursts of motivation and I hope this burst lasts forever.
My second goal was budgeting. I've been decent with this goal. I'm not completely there yet but I'm not as bad as I was. I'm still working on it.
On to my third goal, applying for more scholarships. Now, I have applied for more scholarships and I won one! However, I feel the reason I have not won more was because my essay was not done from the heart but instead was done with the mindset of just trying to get it done. I have one essay that I wrote that I feel is bomb and we'll just have to see.
My fourth goal was read at least one book a month. I have been reading...lol the same book and I am ordering way faster than I'm reading. Since I am ordering multiple books at once I get sidetracked and I book bounce a lot without finishing. But, I always go back! (Hmm maybe I'll share with you all a good reading list.)
My fifth goal was graduate high school, and yes I DID IT! Lol thank god:)
Last but not least, intern for a social media or broadcast company. Currently I am going through that "I'm not sure what I want to do with my life" phase and not sure what I want to necessarily be or study anymore but I am in the works of trying to intern at a radio station. Hopefully this will help me gain a lot of clarity.
So there we have it! I still need to work on my procrastination, budgeting, and reading at least one book a month. I'll be back in December with my end of the year review.
It's official guys! It's the first day of June and in my book the first day of summer becauseee...(drum roll please) IM DONE WITH HIGH SCHOOL! Yesterday was my last day and although I am glad, it is honestly bitter-sweet. Bitter because the ending of this chapter in a way is the ending of your childhood and the beginning of adulthood. So many memories, friends, and so much of the person I am today has been shaped because of high school. However, it is sweet because high school is annoying and doing the same thing for 4 years with the same people in the same building gets old.
With graduation, college, and new opportunities around the corner I am excited to see what life has to offer. I want to travel this summer, have new experiences, meet new people, and just be the carefree-black girl that I was born to be! This summer I plan to focus on me and my goals. With less distractions I will have more time to focus on my blog, YouTube channel, and clothing. Look forward to more consistent post every Sunday. Let's virtually toast to a fantastic, safe, and adventurous summer of growing into the amazing people we are meant to be! *clinks wine glasses filled with sparkling apple cider together*