Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Moment of Change

One very big moment in my life that changed everything was the moment when I moved into my new apartment at Columbia College Chicago. The city was huge to be when I first arrived with all of my stuff. The buildings were so tall and intimidating. Even though it seemed as if the people on the streets were running past me and blurs of people appeared and suddenly disappeared, I wasn't going to let that scare me. I had always dreamed of what it would be like to go school here and now that it was finally happening, I knew that things were going to change. And not only did my lifestyle change, but I changed as well. I learned so many new things living in downtown Chicago and attending Columbia College. I met so many new and exciting people that have most definitely contributed to the opinions I have about various subjects. I never knew what an impact that made, but now that I have experienced it first hand; I understand.

So, living with three other girls in an apartment was the most life-changing for me. My parents got divorced when I was five years old, so I have been living with just my mom for about fifteen years now. I've never had any siblings so it's been a rough semester adjusting to the other girls. I got homesick often, so I would go home on the weekends a lot to visit my mom. When I got back though, I tried not to let the little things bother me, but they did. So it basically took me about three months to get used to having these other girls around. I'm sure it was hard for them to live with someone new as well so I wasn't the only one, but it felt like I was all alone. At first, I thought that we would all kind of keep to ourselves, but that changed quickly and I've learned a lot about these girls and they have taught me a lot about myself that I never knew before.

Not only did I share an apartment with three girls, but I shared a bedroom with one of them. This was tough for both os us, but eventually we got used to it. We worked around each other's schedules and really got to know one another in the process. now I can't even imagine what my first semester would have been like without Lizie, that's her name by the way. She has taught me to become a stronger and more independent person and also how to do things for myself instead of relying on others all the time. My life was turned upside down when I came to Columbia College Chicago, but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

1 comment:

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