It’s been 10 years since I graduated with my bachelors. At 18 years old I went to college. I was very naive and ridiculously gullible. Nate can attest. I had lived in quite the little bubble growing up. When I was a senior in high school I remember saying that my goal was to go to a college that I didn’t know anyone. Well I ended up 30 minutes from home at North Texas with a high school friend as my roommate. I was accepted at my other two schools Oklahoma Christian and Univ. Of Oklahoma and I am not exactly sure why I chickened out of going to OU (my favored school). But after that first semester of UNT I knew that was not the place for me. In November of my freshman year Nate and I broke up and my papaw passed away. I remember laying in bed in my dorm room thinking why didn’t I go to OU. That next morning I woke up and tried to figure out how I could reapply. Turns out you are accepted for the whole school year so within days I had told my parents I wanted to switch and set it up with OU that I would be there in January. I was scared to death but just knew without a doubt that’s what I was supposed to do. One of the best decisions I ever made. College changed me big time. More specifically all my roommates, my friends, social work classes, changed me. My views on religion, politics, life, did a complete overhaul. I was definitely not the person I wanted to be back then but it molded me into the person I am today. I got to attend the wedding of my college roommate yesterday. She is one of the most fearless and full of life people I know. She was walked down the aisle by another BFF from college and it was beautiful. The groom is yet another friend from college days so it felt pretty much like a reunion with all of the guests. I had the best time seeing all these familiar faces and hearing about their new paths. Love them so much for being good friends then and now. Wish I had gotten more pictures!