My first semester of college was a memorable one. I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but I pulled through in the end. It went by faster than I was expecting and before I knew it I was heading back home to Minnesota.
Going back to Minnesota was a strange feeling, but well needed. I got to catch up with friends and family that I hadn’t seen. I also got to hear about everyone’s college life and experiences. I also reunited with my church community, and it was good to be back home. The weather was a little bit of a shock coming from Texas, and then being in freezing temperatures and snow.
For Christmas I spent time with my family and relatives that I haven’t seen in some time. We stayed at home and ate lots of food while we opened presents. I attended church with my cousins on Christmas eve to celebrate. It was a great experience because there were so many people and it was a nice ceremony. For New Years my friend came up to visit me, and we went to church until midnight to start 2019. We then got to see old friends at parties.
After all the holidays were over I returned to Texas, and stayed with a friend in Houston. I wanted to get out of the cold and prepare for school to start. Going home felt short and long at the same time, but it was enjoyable. Overall, 2018 and the month of December in particular because of returning home taught me about myself and what I want to achieve in this next coming semester of college. I am going to try harder in school, as well as stay true to myself and where I come from.