Christmas break...The longest holiday of the school year that every student on the face of the Earth waits for. Whether you're an elementary school kid or a college student, you're always waiting for Christmas break. It's the break where you have a chance to look back on your past year and realize what all has happened to help you become yourself and what has changed you.
As I sit here and look back on my year I can't help but to think of all of the events and people that has helped shape me into the person that I am now.
Lost my great aunt. Graduated High School. Entered College. Made amazing friends. Lost and regained friendships. Started a new hobby. Realized what I wanted to do for a living. Losing my parents trust for me.
I've met some pretty amazing friends while in College. I just know that all of these if not most of these friendships are going to last for life.
Monica: My cute filipino friend I met during Wildcat Weekend who I instantly bonded with. She's my roommate and one of my best friends. She was there for me when I went through my four days of home sickness and never left my room. She introduced me Mr. Codykins. =]
Cody: My non-biological brother. I met him through Monica one night during a movie night down in our dorm hall lounge. He's been there for me through everything since entering college. The home sickness, the break-up, the heartaches and happyness. He's been there through it all. He may be an asshole and a jackass at times, but I always know that he will be there even if that means waking him up from sleeping. He knows just the right things to do and say to make me happy and to make me laugh when I don't feel like smiling. =]
Bethany: My dorky church going friend. She may go to church all the time and mentions christian related stuff, but she doesn't shove it down your throat like most churchy people I know. She's addicted to Starbucks, and I'm glad to go with her whenever she wants to go. She's been there when I've felt insecure and I just want to hide away from everything and everyone. She knows how to make me smile. =]
Sydnee: This chicka lives forty-five minutes from my home in Texas in Katy. It's amazing how I can talk to her about Katy things and she automtically knows what I'm talking about and vice versa. She was there when I felt like I was on my death bed and Monica had quarantened me to my room. She didn't listen to Monica, she just walked right in and sat on my bed and didn't budge. =]
Alice: We just...automatically clicked when we first met. I can still remember that day like it was yesterday. We ate lunch with Monica and Chrissy and walked for two hours to the sixteenth street mall, and ever since then we've been inseperable. Our relationship has gone from friendship to an actual relationship. We will be together for two months on December twenty-seventh. She's the one who helped me learn who I was and that I shouldn't care what people think because their opinions don't matter. She helped me come out from behind the mask that I used to hide behind. I love her to death and no matter what happens to us, I know that she will always be there for me and that I will always be there for her. I love you baby. =]
Avion: This girl is effing hilarious. I love her. Words cannot describe her. Honestly. =]
Summer and Maddie: Summer is so ditzy at times and Maddie is so down to earth. They're both amazing girls. I love them for them.
Darlene: That girl....How exactly would I describe Darlene? I would describe her as the inncent, girl next door type. She's beautiful in every way possible. She is such a loving friend who cares for each and every one of her friends. I absolutely adore her. =]
Josh, Derek and David: These three guys are all grouped together because they are just that awesome. I love hearing their stories and their rants. They amuse me in so many ways that it's not even funny. Hehe. =]
These people have helped shape me into the person that I am at the conclusion of this year. The most important thing that I've learned about myself this year is that I'm an amazing person who is one of the most bubbly person I know. I've learned that I shouldn't let other people's opinions shape the way I see life and the way I act. The only thing that is important is my happiness.
Without everything that has happened this year and the people i've met this year, I would continue to be the person that I was at the conclusion of last year. And I must tell you....I much like the person that I am now much more than the person that I was at this time last year. =]