Tuesday, July 08, 2003

I've been doing so good lately. It's like for the first time in my life, I feel accepted for the person I truly am, I don't have to pretend or dress up or act a certain way to attract friends. I guess that's what going to All Saints for 13 years has impressed in my mind. Don't get me wrong, I loved All Saints and I miss my friends (but more my teachers than anything) but as far as friends go, I've been able to be more open, and they accept my values. I don't have to compromise them- Opposed to growing up in the Bible belt and having religion forced down my throat. I am a religious person, but it took a long time for me to find my own personal values and ideals b/c I wanted to make sure they were mine, not something forced upon me. I also find living on my own much easier than living w/ my parents (which was clearly apparent from this past weekend in Tyler- could not stand having them down my back every second) I feel free here, and feel somewhat like I know how to take care of myself, and hopefully keeping in mind that I am making the right decisions. (Does not include how late I stay up ;o) ) Anyways, this is what I have learned from my first month in college... that I can make my own home and have a blast!
Shout out: homies in t-town..... leave me a message; I feel so distant right now.

Monday, July 07, 2003

I no longer understand the importance we place on friendships, but I know without a doubt that they are needed.