Hello lovelies! Today I wanted to get a little personal with this post and talk about something that’s a big part of my life at the moment. As you may or may not know, I’m currently a college student and I just completed my second year at my university. College has been a rollercoaster ride for me mentally, emotionally, and physically, but it’s what has made me into the person I am so far, and I’m grateful for that.

There were a lot of lessons learned, good and bad. I learned a lot in my classes and outside of school which led me to gain more life experience. I discovered things about myself and went through some heartaches. Friends came and went and I came to the realization some people aren’t who they seem to be. At some points, I became lost and wasn’t sure of where I wanted to go in my life.

And this is what life is. It’s never going to be a smooth and happy ride all the time. Whether we like it or not, there are always going to be things that get in the way of our happiness. It’s up to us to deal with it in the best way possible because we can do one of two things: let it break us or use it as something that can make us stronger. That’s why I believe in enjoying being happy to the fullest because you never know when you’ll lose it.

I guess the biggest lesson I learned in the last year is to not take happiness for granted. It’s something that I continue to work at and I think it’s something we should all work on.

With that said, college has also been a lot of fun. Today, I wanted to focus on creating a visual representation of what my second year of college was like because even during the tough times, there were still lots of happy moments and I want to share that through this post. So here we go!

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Smorgasport 2015

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Walks to and from the bus stop = meeting furry friends

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Alpha Alpha Installs 9.19.14

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Birthday selfie ☺ 9.26.14

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Performing at my school’s poetry night!

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Formals/Installs season

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Going to Escape: All Hallow’s Eve!

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Stepping at Chi Delta Theta x Zeta Phi Rho’s talent show!

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Second time at Disneyland!

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Performing at Christmasfest 2014

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Winter Break 2014 | An evening at Sycamore Park

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Countdown | Goodbye 2014, hello 2015

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A Sunday Morning:  1.25.15 | Staying up all night and seeing the sunrise, then going out for brunch

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Last day of step practice as co-stepmasters!

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Alpha Beta Installs

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OOTN | 2.13.15

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Meeting and having lunch with the president of CSULB!

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Beyond Wonderland

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PAC Formals + the after events

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Installs season again

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The 29th Annual Pilipino Cultural Night

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My second ever beach clean-up!

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Graduation 2015!

So these are photos from the major events of my past school year and as you can see, it was a lot. I actually can’t believe that I did all of those things in the last year; some of it feels like it happened in my first year of college instead. I’m so thankful for the memories I’ve been able to make in college so far and I’m so excited for the memories to come. ☺ If you made it this far, thanks for reading and I’ll see you lovelies next week for more posts!