My journey in New Mexico started out terrifying. Moving to a different state your freshman year of high school? Sounds a lot worse than it actually was! I found some great friends that helped me pass the time with endless One Tree Hill marathons, sonic trips and laughs. Eventually, I graduated! That summer I signed up to live in the dorms, unsure of who I would be rooming with, and unknowingly spent one last summer with my three high school best friends! All of a sudden, August came and swept my friends away to college… out of state. :/
Starting college without my best friends was hard. I had spent the last four years with these people and now I found myself starting over again. I hadn’t even moved states this time! It almost felt like I had; since both my parents had also now moved to different states! (My mom now living with her Fiance in Minnesota and my dad living in Wyoming with my step-family. ) I started hanging out with my roommates a lot, along with other students we met, we had formed a little friend group! After a few days I knew Patricia, my suite mate, was going to become my literal other-half! I have met so many amazing people since I’ve started at UNM! I know people say friends last a lifetime but sometimes friends also grow apart! You don’t have to feel obligated to stay with the friends you made in the beginning if you’re on different paths. It’s a part of life, and it happens but I’ve also learned that sometimes you reconnect with old friends. Everything works out in one way or another!