"Life begins outside of your comfort zone."
This is a phrase that I never really understood until I packed up my things and moved to Detroit for the summer, and take on the most challenging, yet rewarding two months of my college career.
I have so much.
Time. I spend so much of my time focusing on all the things I don' t have, instead of all that I do. I focus more attention to all that I am not, instead of all that I am. And I let anxieties about what could be steal joy away from what actually is.
There was so so much that I never thanked my mom for while growing up. From who she is as a person, to the person she raised me to be, it's impossible to put into words everything I appreciate about my mom, but I'm going to try. So to my mom...
The other day, I was talking to a friend that's about to graduate. She was talking about how much she's gained from her four years at MSU, and how great its been. That really stuck to me. It got me thinking...what have I gained in the past two years at MSU?
While it can be difficult, growing up is amazing. New people, places, and experiences. You learn to love yourself and what truly makes you happy and impassioned. Throughout my 22 years, I've learned about myself and gleaned pieces of wisdom by which to live. Here are 22 things I learned by 22.