I can not believe it is already over. It was full of highs and lows, but I want to pull out a few of my favorite things. At the beginning of the room, I was convinced I had a crazy roommate. She was a freshman, planned everything out(she even timed how long it took her to get to class), was a little uptight, and didnt know too much about the college life. Not to mention, she went to bed at like 10 so I had to be super quiet. We called her mom because she really was like a mom. Well, let me tell you how much being her roommate blessed me. By the end of the semester we kept each other up all hours of the night laughing and having girl talk. She told me that I brought out the fun in her. She isn't uptight anymore. She is probably one of the funnest girls I know. I know that she was put in my care for a reason. I helped to show her what college was all about. I now call her Lil Baby Tiff Tiff...aka my boo!
I had one other roommie that had a huge impact on me...my Chany Baby. When I first met Chantelle she was quiet and seemed so hard to get to open up. I thought she was going to be a really hard to get to know. Chany and I spent a lot of time together and she really helped bring out the grown up in me. We liked to be crazy and have fun, but she helped me cope so much with everything that was going on. She really reminded me of my sisters. When I needed to talk, no matter what she was doing, she would put me first. Ha, and like my sisters, she tried to get me to see the situation from not just my perspective. She took care of me.
All of my roommates were a dream come true. I guess I just wanted to say that what you see isnt always what you get. It was the highlight of my semester living with these girls.
I went to a nursing home and sang Christmas carols with my neighbors. Even thinking about it makes me tear up a little bit. There was one particular elderly lady that kept staring at me. As I sang, she looked even more intently at me and when I met her eyes, she was crying. What she was thinking about, I am not sure. I can imagine her remembering her youth. I started crying also and even had to stop singing for a moment. It was an experience I needed. They, although older, are sons and daughters of God also. What a humbling experience.
This semester has also helped me get over boys...haha. I dated a whole lot this semester and was finally able to put an old relationship behind me. I haven't really really liked anyone this semester...it will take a lot for that, but I have figured out that what is the best thing isnt always the easiest and moving on is what has to be done. I can do it though. I think I am one step closer to it everyday. I really do want to be lovestoned though. I want to like someone so much and know they like me, but I'm not in a big hurry. I have grown up a lot this year. I have figured out a lot of my goals and gotten outside my bubble and loved people that I thought I would never be able to handle. It has been such a wonderful semester. I have loved life...now, I just cant wait to see my family and all my cute nieces and nephews!!