Closing of the First Chapter

When people say time flies, they really mean it. It felt only like yesterday I’ve began the main course of my life, college, and already it’s finals week; filled with endless cramming and sleepless nights. It’s honestly been an adventure these past few months: meeting new people, settling in with the roomies, and getting accustomed to the new environment. Having home being a eight hour drive away, I can’t say I’ve only been a little homesick. I miss my parents, my brother, my loving grandparents, and my wonderful friends who I’ve left behind in my pursuit of higher education. Not to say I regret it; the time spent here, learning, becoming independent, and meeting a wide variety of people with such colorful personalities makes up for what I’m missing. Advice to those like me, with loved ones far from you, in a new environment: Life is to gain new experiences. College life is what you make of it. Go out and make new friends, study hard, and most importantly; grow. I know my loved ones back home are waiting and rooting for me to succeed, and I don’t plan to let them down. By being here in UC San Diego, I’m trying to make a difference in the world and you should too, wherever you are.