Fri. Jul 3rd, 2020

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New beginnings

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Dear diary,

Today I flipped open the first page in the new chapter of my life. The moment I opened the glass doors painted with the University of Baltimore logo, my heart sank to my feet. My face was met with a gust of wind from the chilled atmosphere of the school. My heart began to beat audibly over my thoughts. In an instance, it dawned on me that I have begun a new phase in my life. This is real, I am now an ACTUAL COLLEGE STUDENT. As I took my next few steps in a wave of sadness coursed through my body. I looked around and saw nothing but unfamiliar faces. The people I spent the past four years bonding with and getting to know during high school with were nowhere to be found. It felt so new, so uncomfortable, like a part of me was missing. I guess it was normal right? It was a change and like all changes it was new and uncomfortable.

Three months later…

Today the semester is coming to a close and I genuinely had an amazing time. I was worried for nothing. In the beginning, it felt so uncomfortable, and to make it worse, I thought I was embarking on this journey alone. However, I was never alone, I learned so much about myself, and met some amazing people along the way. I joined the BLW fellowship and made some lifelong friends. Best of all, I received the Holy Spirit, and I am excited to embark on this new journey as a committed Christian. Who would’ve known that within these four walls, I would receive the greatest gift ever? It is just the beginning and I have so much to be thankful for. My first year taught me how to survive through college, it taught me to never give up, and that I am enough and do not need to be surrounded by people to be happy. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything else.

If you’re reading this and you’re having a hard time fitting in at college, I promise you it gets better. The sadness, isolation, and fear you may be feeling, will end.  I want you to  know that you’re never alone. There is someone who knows you better than you know yourself, and loves every bit of you. This person is the Holy Spirit of God, and he would love to spend time with you.  If you would like to know more about the Holy Spirit leave a comment below, and we will discuss more in depth. Thank you very much for reading this article, I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions, comment below, and I will be sure to get back to you.

Elizabeth Ogun

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