20 5 / 2013
Graduation, to most students, is the part of life that no one wants to come. At one point in my college experience I too felt that way, but now after the year I’ve had I am glad that it has come to an end. Don’t get me wrong, I love Quinnipiac and everything it has given me in my four years there. Yes, I believe that the first three were the best and then this last year was a big wake up call for me.
I learned that people do change. Sometimes not in the ways you expect them to. Sometimes not in the ways that you need them to. Sometimes not in the ways you want them to. College is supposed to be a life changing experience for people. I can honestly say that it was for me. I learned who my friends really were…even if I ended up with a smaller amount than before. People are not always who you think they are. I have a hard time trusting people now. People will disappoint you, but you can’t let that hurt you or get you down. I now understand the meaning of the saying: “In tough times you end up learning who your true friends are.”
Graduation yesterday was a great day despite the rainy cold atmosphere. Even though this year has been tough for me, I am taking things a day at a time. I want to focus on my dreams rather than if people are going to like me or how many friends I have. Life is not all about socializing.
I have learned to count on myself and not other people because in the end you are the only person who is going to be reliable. I look forward to the years to come and the new friends that will be made.