Being an extrovert has taught me many things. I have learned that I am not alone in the world and the world doesn’t revolve around me. The feelings of others are important. I have also learned that being a great conversationalist comes with growth in one’s listening skills and that my personality allows me to be myself in more social interactions.  Being comfortable in your own skin is very important to me and in this I have learned that we must take time for ourselves: time to understand our own thoughts, time to plan accordingly, etc. Make time for the things that make you happy. Find activities that you enjoy doing and make a hobby out of them. Write poetry, draw and paint, listen to music, journal, pray, find outlets you can use that will channel your emotions and feelings so that you can center yourself. Being physically, mentally, and holistically healthy is key to a thriving lifestyle. Whatever makes your happy, pour your energy into it and find peace in it. Find your art and give it your best intention, it will grow you in mind and character.

Change is different for every person; some are weakened by a sudden change and there are those who appreciate change. Stepping out of your comfort zone into a new chapter of life like college, takes a lot out of us. Some students transition better than others but if you struggle with change that is okay, you are not alone.

When we feel overwhelmed we must take time to stop, take a deep breath, relax, and know that God’s got this.

Matthew 6:34 goes on to say that, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient is the day is its own trouble.” Take it step by step, day by day.

Advice to Taking Things Day by Day:

  • Take time to address the need for time on your own. Wanting privacy is okay because when the time comes where you cannot comprehend how crazy things have been, you need time alone to refresh.
  • Go and make the most of your days, enjoy time in the sun, time in your bed, time alone or with friends, know that you are learning and growing more and more each day. You are a masterpiece and a work in progress. Time is a whole other subject to speak on but taking time with yourself comes with prioritizing. I myself am working on balancing everything I want to do so that I am able to get the rest I need as an involved college student.
  • Find time for yourself to ensure that you are growing physically, mentally, and holistically. Continue to craft your art! Everyday is a gift, that’s why they call it the present. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I pray you were inspired by it.