Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For Good

It's been almost a year since I started this blog. Some things in my life have changed, others have not. I've been fortunate that I still have most of the same friends I did a year ago.

Speaking of... Facebook just reminded me that on this day, I became friends with someone on it.

Amber is one of the most genuinely nice, amazing
people I have ever met. She rocks my socks. 

New experiences have shaped me in ways I never would (or could) have imagined. Some of the things I dealt with in my first year as a CA (same thing as an RA) were terrifying. Others were humorous. Looking back, I wouldn't change any of that for the world. These experiences, couple with having an incredible internship this past summer, have shaped me into a person who I like...and am excited to be becoming (that was awkwardly worded, I know...).

As my senior year approaches (okay, it's here, yes, but accepting that fact still scares me), I look back on who I was as a freshman and who I am now as a senior. At the risk of sounding like previous entries, I'll stop.

I suppose what I'm trying to say is that one of my dreams in life is to make a difference (which I've also mentioned before) in someone's life. I have met so many people in college, from so many different walks of life, religions, ethnic backgrounds, etc., and even learning about some of the things my fellow residence life staff members have gone through, has changed me into being more accepting.

So, in close, to quote the musical Wicked (which is amazing, by the way)...

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you

I would say watch it here, but this is just the song. Give a listen, anyway.


  1. Oh God, that song so makes me cry. But for good reasons, of course. It is so interesting how things change so quickly. How people come into your life and then leave it, and how others always manage to hang on.

    My life has changed so much since I was a freshman too, and it amazes me that it's only been three years since I was there. In some ways it seems longer, in other ways it seems like it was yesterday.

    Now I'm rambling, but I definitely know where you're coming from! And Wicked is awesome.

    Cherie @ Refractions

  2. Hey Cary? You have made a difference in someones life. My life. Because of the gang of 4, I made friends, I felt accepted. (However, I am still hurt that you guys left me :P). Because of you, I became someone within the walls of Cannon Mac. I gained amazing teachers. And, I made a life long friend. Thank you Cary!