Change? Piece of Cake…Right?
Fall brings all sorts of changes: weather, school, friends, fashion, tv shows…some changes are small, but others open doors to new journeys (whether you are ready for them or not).
This month brought a big change to my life; a change that I had been anticipating for about a year now. You would think I would be ready, right? Well that’s a big NO. Transferring to a new university has challenged me in more ways than I could have ever imagined.
Growing up I had the opportunity to live in six different cities and experience six unique cultures. But as you can imagine, each move became increasingly harder as I began to understand that I had to leave a comfortable life behind only to become “the new girl”. The thought of transferring to a new university as a Junior seemed like a familiar task…one that I was convinced I was decent at.
However, I must admit that this has been the most difficult move of all. Leaving behind the people I care about most feels truly unbearable at times. Can anyone relate?
Learning to Take My Own Advice
I really hesitated writing this post because I know things are way easier said than done, and I can’t say I have taken my own advice (shhhh!) But I hope that by writing this I can encourage myself and anyone that is going through a similar situation to take action…bring yourself happiness because you deserve it!
Change can be difficult to cope with. But at the end of it all, we need to remember that we are in control. Surround yourself with things that bring you joy. Paint, sing, dance, write, run, gossip, read. Keep yourself busy and don’t hesitate to talk to those who care. Don’t keep quiet just because you are embarrassed to show weakness! Let it out…it’s the only way to get any sort of peace.
Probably the most important thing I would say is to emit positive energy. This will open you up to new opportunities, ideas, and friendships. Be confident and proud of who you are and where you are going!
P.S. I couldn’t have done this without the help and support of my parents…love you!