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What is Life?

So, I’m sitting here at the kitchen table on what is supposed to be a lazy Sunday, when in actuality, this is the last Sunday filled with procrastinating the load of work due tomorrow that I’ll be having for a while.

I am days away from completing my Associate of Arts degree at Broward College and I can’t help but feel slightly sad and reminiscent of the last two years.

I graduated high school in June 2016, took the summer off, started college in August 2016, and haven’t stopped since. Despite my expectations, college has been a great experience so far. It’s been an emotional roller coaster over the past five semesters and it’s crazy to think that I won’t be having a day like this for the next few months during my summer off.

In my first semester, I remember how weird it felt to have so much freedom and control over my schedule and classes. To be driving to different campuses at odd hours of the day, not having to rush to my next class. I loved the fact that I was now a “college student.” I went from having a seven-hour school routine every weekday, to having two to three classes a day with a three-day weekend.

Don’t be fooled though, my schedule went from dull and lifeless to jam-packed and having to utilize my calendar app to keep track of everything. I had my fair share of mental breakdowns from what felt like too much to do in too little time. Just ask my mom.

It’s amazing how much your life can change in just a couple of years. There’s so much that I want to share and express about the events in the last two years, but we’d be here all day. Let’s just say I’ve grown so much in all areas of my life. I’ve learned so much about myself and about people. I’ve generated so many thoughts, ideas, and opinions about life, relationships, friends, family, career, education, purpose… I could go on forever.

Many people know that I am a filmmaker. Filmmaking is the biggest driver and dream of my life, but I consider myself to a jack of all trades. I’ve delved into the realms of photography, writing, music, business, and entrepreneurship. College is a place that allows you to discover new things about yourself. It’s a time and place where you can experiment and try different things, no matter where you are in life. I am lucky enough to have been able to do that and I look forward to continuing doing so.

In this day and age, college really isn’t necessary for many people. Truly, I don’t need college for what I want in life, but I love college and I’m so happy and grateful to be a college student. Every time I step foot onto campus, I see a new face with a story and a dream behind it. College thus far has opened my mind to a new wave of thinking, and no doubt it will continue to expand this wave.

I’m probably making this way more dramatic than it actually is, but the irony and unknown fact about me is that I love to be dramatic. Honestly, I’m a quiet person and I keep my life as drama-free as possible. Those who know me can attest to that. I guess the lack of drama in my life alludes to my love for drama in film. Really though, if you see my archive of film ideas, it’s full of it.

Back to the point.

Two years ago, I never would’ve thought I would be starting a blog. I’m struggling to keep up with my YouTube channel which I keep restarting and abandoning. While I plan on making videos again, there are some things that are better said in writing. Writing has become a huge part of my life recently, and not just because of the essays I’ve had to write for classes. I was a part of my school’s newspaper which will be coming to an end upon graduation. I never saw myself being a part of a newspaper, let alone writing articles for it every week. But through that and writing essays and scripts for my classes, I’ve developed a love for writing that I don’t want to lose.

I am excited to be taking the summer off to relax a bit and focus on personal projects, before being bombarded with Miami traffic in the Fall when I start classes at my new school. One of the personal projects I want to start is this blog, to share the thoughts and ideas I have about life. I guess this is going to be my public journal. If anyone is reading this, hello and welcome. Let me know what you think. Now, I think I’ve procrastinated my work long enough with this post so here’s to new beginnings and following your heart. I know I’m cheesy. Sorry, not sorry.

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