WOW. I am finally out of the United States and ready to begin my journey in Europe. It’s hard to believe that this past weekend were the final good-byes to my family, friends, co-workers, and two boxers for an entire year. This next year is going to be filled with memories that will last a lifetime, adventures that will never be forgotten, and new friends that will forever be in my heart.
Ever since I was a little girl, I was always taught to seek as many opportunities as I can because they truly only come every now and then. This opportunity I have to not only expand my knowledge but to travel the world in another country is a dream come true. Dreams come and go. As a kid growing up, I always wanted to play a NCAA Division 1 sport– I achieved that. This past year, I wanted to be better than my competition when graduating from college in a couple of years– study abroad will do this. BUT this trip isn’t only about education; I want to find myself in this next year.
These past two years have been a road that I never would have imagined my self on. Moving from Paso Robles to San Diego State University was an emotional journey that I had been through. But my family has stuck by my side and believed in me through it all, even when it did seem impossible. That’s what truly made me succeed and become the strong woman I am today.
I know that this next year will be the adventure that I’ve always wanted. I will become the woman that my parents and friends are proud to say that I’m their daughter and friend. I want to enjoy every minute while I’m there as well as find myself and find out who I truly am. I want this experience to help guide me to becoming the woman I want to be.
While I’m in London and I have time to spare during this 8 hour layover I hope to reflect on this past year whether that be my successes or failures or anything in between. I am on a mission to become the best person I can be as well as take in all of these opportunities that I will have this next year in Europe. This is the start to a new chapter in my life.