Monday, August 21, 2006

You're Only the Best I Ever Had...

I have decided to reinstitute my blog, mostly to keep up with people now that I am going away. College has been the main thing on my mind, as of late. I leave Thursday afternoon! That night I will finally meet my roomie, Lindsay. I am so excited! We've never met in person, but we're practically best friends already. I have a feeling it's going to be a good year. While I am excited to start over, make new friends, and experience new things, it has been so hard to say goodbye. I love everyone here so much, it hurts to say goodbye. I understand that it's part of growing up...but I liked life the way it was. In my opinion, I have the best friends you could ask for, and part of me doesn't have any desire to make new ones. Everyone tells me that college relationships are stronger and closer then highschool ones. I think that's what is scaring me. I'm afraid my new friends will replace my friends now. But that's the joy of being a believer in Christ. I will never lose fellowship with my friends. My circle of friends will grow, but I will always have that common bond of Christ with everyone. And whether or not I stay close with my highschool friends, we will always be brothers and sisters in Christ. That is something that cannot be changed. I have countless memories from the past 18 years that I will never forget. I learned many lessons that have prepared me for the phase of life I am about to step into. So instead of being upset that I am leaving these people I love so dearly, I am trying to take it as an opportunity to be thankful that God has blessed me with such amazing friendships. I would certainly not be in the place I am in now if it weren't for everyone around me. I had the best childhood/highschool experience ever. I'll miss you all...I love you.

"It's sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life,
Starts with goodbye.
I know there's a blue horizon,
Somewhere up ahead, just waiting for me,
Getting there means leaving things behind,
Sometimes life's so bitter sweet."
This journey will be my home...