It’s like I live in my own little world contained inside a small box. Filled with innocence, the box is being thrown into the real world. The box is being tossed around like a rag doll, thrashed and beaten by the realities that go against the morals and beliefs I grew up with. It’s being torn, exposing the truth to these virgin eyes and ears. Corruption seeps through the cracks and pollutes my mind. Ultimately I need to come to terms with reality and open the box to the world, but who knows when that day will come. Until then, I’ll still be that young boy hiding in the corner of the box.
It’s unsettling really. Productive, evaluative, reflective, and yet at the end of my thoughts I find myself worried, discouraged, or whatever negative feeling is appropriate. Confidence is key but it’s easier said than done. It’s still a work in progress.
Stand Up Eight
Drinking the night away, mini dance party, headbands, drunkin’ Dance Central, trix and eggos at 4AM, Apples to Apples, and a mini photo shoot
Key Words for the New Year: hopeful, determined, strong-willed, focus, drive, passion, self-awareness, self-importance, confidence
Going into 2010, I had so many good times with the good people in my life. I realized that my new-found college friends were going to be some of the most influential, inspiring, and important people in my life. And when sophomore year came along, I made even more friends that became just as important to me. For me, being able to find that group of people that you truly feel happy to be around and that you can be yourself around equals success.
Aside from friendships, I learned so much more about myself: who I am, what I’m capable of. Being around good and honest people like Ate Melorie and cougs helped me learn what it means to be real, be me, not to mention all the countless life lessons I learned from them.
Being on the board also helped me progress as a leader and realize that we are all capable of great things. Look at everything the board has done this year? We’ve done an awesome job putting out these events for these awesome people that I hope we’ve inspired, just like how we were inspired last year.
There’s still so much more for me to discover and realize, but that’s the journey we call life. 2010 was the greatest year of my life. Let’s make 2011 even better.