I haven’t taken a single step into the spectrum they call, “The Real World.” At this point in my life, I am a year or two away from catapulting into this unknown territory and YES, I am excited. I have accomplished more than I thought I could, but it started with some goal setting.
When I graduated from high school in New Hampshire, I told myself that I would do 5 things.
1) Make my parents proud.
2) Help someone.
3) Stay in contact with my best friend.
4) Play basketball in college.
5) Move away from New Hampshire.
From what I know, I have completed most of those things. To the best of my ability? Maybe not.
I stayed in contact with my best friend from high school for a while, I make my parents proud(ish), played basketball in college and I even moved from New Hampshire to Alabama. (I’ll explain later) I think I even helped some people along the way.
My junior year at SUNY Plattsburgh was my most successful year. I found many things.
I found love. Not a partner kind of love. I mean a love for life. I found a love for walking up and down the streets of Plattsburgh while soaking up the essence of what it is to be ALIVE.
Now I am in the midst of the pre-graduation anxiety attack that resides in my mind on a daily basis. Some of you may understand that. I’ll get it together soon while living the way I would like.
Some may agree with the way I live. Some may not.
Either way, This is ME. Whatever that may mean to you.