Monday, May 18, 2015

I'm Back (kind of) Part 2

Hello people.

So anyways, at the end of summer I went to a Christian University in Oregon. Crazy to think that was almost a year ago! I came here on a cross country and running scholarship, which is pretty rad. I'm quite blessed to be paid to run. Since then, running has given me so much. I am so thankful. My team has become my best friends and biggest supporters, and through my team I met my boyfriend who I have been dating about half a year. Dang! I feel so different than the freshman in high school that started a blog about her insecurities and boys. You guys, it gets better. I promise. Obviously I don't feel as if I am the most beautiful girl in the world, but I have learned that it is not fair to myself to constantly compare myself and put myself down. I have learned to be confident and to just embrace myself. It is just a more satisfying way to live. I am so grateful for everything that I have, and through my college I have learned a ton about God and my relationship with Him, which is also pretty cool, because God is a pretty cool person. So yeah.
Life is pretty cool, especially after I got through high school.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I'm Back (kind of) Part 1

Hello people of the internet. I have been gone for a long time. In all honesty I forgot I had a blog. Sorry. I think that I began growing out of writing about boys and my insecurities and so subconsciously I just stopped. I've read and re read some of my posts, and I feel like I am a completely different person now.
I graduated from high school in May, and since then I think there has been a lot of self growth, beginning two days after my graduation. I boarded a plane to see my mom's mom for the last time. Witnessing my mom heartbroken and scared made me want to mature and forgive my mom for not always doing things perfectly for me. The visit showed me that my mom was very much human, and that she is still her mom's daughter. She spent the summer with her mother helping her through her last days, and I learned to become a support system for her. At the end of summer, my grandma passed away. Again, I flew down to be there for my mom again. Through it all I got so many lessons in humility. I have a quote by C.S. Lewis written down in my journal that says something like "Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less." I have had a lot of lessons in humility... I'm still learning.