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LIFE SO FAR: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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LIFE SO FAR: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Caitlin Rance

I’m currently writing this in my childhood bedroom. It’s coming to the end of my Spring break and it’s hard to believe I’m almost done with my first year of college. I’ll be heading back to Chicago on Tuesday to kickstart the last remainder of my semester. Yet again I’m thinking to myself, how does time go by so fast? My first semester had many ups and downs, and I often found myself thinking I couldn’t wait for it go by quickly. Isn’t that weird, that we wish for time to pass by quickly, and after it has, you’re a little bit shocked/sad/happy?

Looking back I’ve realized everything I’ve gone through has been a HUGE growing experience for me. As a young adult growing up I’ve realized the good is good but the bad is even better. Weird to say but it’s true. All those times of loneliness, questioning, fear, happiness, confusion, anger—All of it, has affected me and formed me for the better. So if you’re currently going through anything like that, realize you have to go through that to come out on the other side an even better and stronger human being.

In the end life is all about riding the wave and pushing yourself out of that comfort zone. That comfort zone will ALWAYS be there, but those experiences out of it wont.  When I’m older I want to look back on my life and smile at all of the things I did, and be proud of the fact that I waded into the unknown, knowing there was something amazing on the other side.

You never know what life has in store for you, but I can promise you one thing, there will always be something good.