At this time last year I was at a turning point for my life. I was still coming out to friends and had come out to my mom that month. I was looking forward to applying and hopefully being in the FSU public relations program in two months. I would have a new roommate, and I was in a fight with my first love/best friend where we weren’t talking after I unleashed all this anger and frustration towards him. I recently visited my best friend forever in her hometown in North Carolina for the first time. Plus I had just navigated my first semester of the big, confusing college world where I lacked close new friends and just a grasp on what is really is to be a college student.
There was this shaky, unknown ground that I was trying to forge a path in. But overall, the attitude for 2011 became these two mantras I adopted with friends: “This is our year” and “Ain’t nothin gonna bring me down!”
Now, I’m back in Pensacola again wondering, “What does the new year hold?” Last year I hoped to have a boyfriend, to be in the public relations major, and to find some dependable college friends. Two of three isn’t bad, but either way, I definitely feel smarter and stronger in a lot of ways when it comes to dating, school, and a social life, but in other ways I feel confused with my new knowledge and experiences. Until the New Year, I will be exploring what my friend Melissa and I always joke about, a line from The Hills, “What’s next though, like really, what’s next?”
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