Around this time last year I had decided to attend UMD in the fall and I was so confident in my choice. Normally I am extremely indecisive but I had made the right choice. Whether I am walking around campus, in the halls, on the boardwalk, in the streets of downtown Duluth, or in Canal Park.. I feel like I belong. More so than I ever did at Minnetonka (K-9) or even at Eden Prairie (10-12). To think that I only have about 5 weeks left of my freshman year of college is quite insane. Literally every Sunday, when we are about to embrace a new week, I can't believe that another week has come to a close. The pace at which time is passing is so rapid and I cannot seem to fathom it. It is reality, the fast-pace rate at how our society works. You do one thing after another with a jam packed schedule making the days fly by without even realizing it until it is over. I do not know what the future holds for me, because the past is going by too quickly. We spent several hours in Canal Park Saturday afternoon and on the beach I found a rock. Upon it I sat, people watched, listened to the water and let the sun shine down. It was beyond needed and peaceful. For the little time I have left up here, I have decided to make the trek down to the Lake whenever I get the chance to and to just take it all in. Pause. Have time for me.
The people I have met, experiences I have had will be unforgettable and to say that my eyes have been opened to the world around me is quite the understatement. My point of view on some things have not just changed, but been discovered. Here I am finding myself and discovering my passions and it is the most indescribable things. Even though I may not know what exactly my plans are just yet, I am still adventuring and broadening my horizons. I am learning. So thank you, Duluth. Thank you.