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Monday, February 16, 2015

Fall down seven times

Hi, remember me? It's been a while! I've been out of the office/classroom/campus for almost a week to go be in the pool at our conference championship! We'll write more on that tomorrow, but today we've got a something different on the agenda.

Yesterday was a weird day. We got back from conference around noon, and I received a rather unsettling phone call. For personal privacy for myself as well as those involved, I won't divulge a lot of details, but it was very unsettling. It was difficult for me to realize that a chapter of my life is truly over and that I'm never going to get the chance to say everything I wanted to.

It wasn't a pretty afternoon. But by evening, I was feeling much better because of my friends and family. It's strange for me to think that so much has changed in the past year, but things are finally settling down. It's been a pretty bumpy ride down here in Memphis, y'all. My life has been a complete roller coaster ride since last May, and after going through several loops with a slightly loose seatbelt (i.e. life was insane) I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of things.

I bet I sound like a broken record, but I'll say it again; change is tough for me. It always has been. Over the past several months I have proven to myself that I am indeed resilient, and that has been strangely freeing. I know we're getting a little deep here for a Monday, but hey, I'm just trying to be honest about life as a college freshman.

Maybe one day soon, things will settle enough for me to be able to tell you all a teensy hint more about what happens in my offline life, but for now, for those involved as well as myself, I'll just say that there are people who come into your life for a reason. They may drive you crazy, hurt you, love you, and put the clouds in the sky for you, and although they may ultimately leave, you can't regret the time you had with them. All you can do is take what you have and make the best of it.

"Fall down seven times, stand up eight."

xx, Victoria

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