Time really does show us what matters in life, and I believe that the things that matter in life are what make us truly happy. As time moves forward we learn to appreciate things like family, friends, and education more than we might have in the past.
Going from high school to college was when I realized how much my family really mattered to me. Don’t get me wrong I always loved my family, but I would get in the occasional fight with my parents, and count down the days until I could “get out of this house” telling my parents I couldn’t wait to go to college so I could move out and never come back. Typical teenager stuff, I wanted to get as far away as fast as possible.
But once I went away for college all of that changed.
I must say I had a pretty miserable freshmen year. Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong, my roommate and I didn’t get along and she moved out, lacrosse didn’t go how I had planned it would, and I was too shy for my own good.
My family was the only thing that could make me happy that year. I would count down the days until I would get to see them, call my parents 10 times a day, and just seeing pictures of any of my aunts, uncles, and cousins would make me smile.
A lot has changed since my freshmen year. I finally adjusted to college, made new friends, and figured out how to make the best of my college years.
However, one thing stayed the same, how much my family matters to me, and how happy they make me.