…already in progress. So, I had a WONDERFUL weekend traveling home to NC to hang out with friends and to watch my beloved Holly from 2nd Beall graduate from NC State University.
I love going back home for a number of reasons, such as seeing friends and family, visiting Carolina, and enjoying the familiarity of the NC landscape. I’ve had a really long semester here at UGA, and I think this trip home was much needed. It allowed me to reconnect with people who I hold dear to my heart, to truly see how much I’ve grown over the past year, and to really appreciate where I’ve come from.
In my last post, when I talked about what I wish I knew before I had graduated, I stated that the best discovery true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. I was reminded of this while being at home, and having the chance to hang out with friends from high school and college. Though we’ve all chosen different paths for ourselves, there’s still the same love and support for each other…and we’re able to pick up where we’ve left off and reminisce about old times. I believe there’s much to be said about people who have been your friends for a while; who have witnessed you as you grow and become who you are destined to be, and still love you for it.
I’m back to my regularly scheduled life now, which mainly includes working and school; but I’m so energized and encoruaged about the weekend that I’ve had at home. Shouts go out to my friends and my family for helping to sustain me and re-energize me. Praise God for the people that He has placed in my to uplift me and encourage me and support me. I’m so grateful.
Peace and Blessings!
“There are so many different ways to be connected to people. There are the people you feel this unspoken connection to, even though there’s not even a word for it. There’s the people who you’ve known forever who know you in this way that other people can’t because they’ve seen you change. They’ve let you change.” ~My So-Called Life
“…as close to magic as I’ve ever been.” ~Thomas Wolfe, on his time at Carolina
“…and it seems like it goes on like this forever. You must forgive me if I’m up and gone to Carolina in my mind…” ~James Taylor