Mosaic

The amount that I’ve learned about myself in this limited time is amazing to me, but there is still so much I have to learn about myself. It is a slow and complex process that is unique to everyone. I find myself constantly looking back at old photos, social media profiles, sketchbooks, yearbooks anything that holds the “old” me. At first I thought I did this because I missed the past but I was wrong, I looked at the “old” me because I realized that the me in those photos, writing those status were completely different from the me writing this post at this very moment. I always thought that I would be one of those people that never change, or at least not drastically; but I have changed in so many ways. I have changed my way of thinking, both school wise and socially. I have grown more confident in expressing who I am and although it is still a struggle I face I have come so far from where I was. Before, the “old” me would shy away from complex topics on political issues or social issues but the me now can barely sit straight in my seat in silence. I feel the need to express my opinion when asked (and sometimes when not asked) at every chance. I feel the need to educate my peers on current national and world issues because ultimately that is why we are all here, to learn and to teach; as college students we have this power to change our world for the better one step at a time. The “old” me would have never thought that I could change anything, however there is a constant change within myself, within the choices I make and the people I choose to surround myself with. The strength I feel from this change is overwhelming but it is relaxing to know that almost all of my peers are feeling the same. Going through this process with peers is a beautiful experience, we can learn and grow from each other, lean on each other and be there for each other (or not be there for each other). This process helps us find ourselves, the journey everyone is concerned with; finding out who we are and where we fit in and soon the “new” us will be the “old” us and the cycle will continue. Continuing this cycle and how it intertwines with others is what I look forward to in the upcoming term.