I have finished my undergraduate education…well, for the most part.
|This is not me…this is Lucy the creator of the Boo Wall.|
Christmas came and the envelope of classes I signed up had ended. Thus, mom wanted me to move to cheaper freshman housing. Once again, I felt I was being uprooted; but as she was paying for my entire first year at college, I obliged. Thankfully, I moved in with two girls who would become my best friends. More late nights ensued, I even skipped class one or two days! Had a boyfriend, but then dumped him because he was way too clingy. But, I felt accepted by Amanda and Sherrie. I felt with them, I had a home.
|Me, Sherrie, and Amanda|
That summer, I went home and by a blessing, was able to find a job at a local Subway. They gave me 38 hours a week (they couldn’t afford to make me part-time, but wanted to give me as many hours as possible). I helped my family move into a 2nd rental because our first landlord went into foreclosure.
|Brandon making his famous pizza–and YES, the mustache is REAL.|
|Natashya and Andy! Two of my favorite people ever!|
I also became a Writing Tutor and near the end of the year, met Ryan. I thought I had things right. He was from Virginia, I was from Virginia. He was a writing tutor, I was a writing tutor. I loved to run, and I was very active and athletic as well. I was tall and skinny and good looking and smart and determined and motivated and going to change lives in Africa during the summer, then throughout his own life. We went on a couple of dates. But, since it was the end of the year, we didn’t tell each other how we felt…and with a little mis-communication due to a mutual friend, he didn’t think I felt the same way towards him as he did towards me. But, throughout the summer, we talked almost every day before he went to Africa. And…I the day he left for Africa, I told him how I felt, and he said the same thing. Now, we just had to figure out what to do because he had graduated and was going to grad school in Arizona.
I spent the summer in Utah. I went to a ton of receptions for my friends. I went on a ton of dates. I did a lot of group activities. I worked a lot and I became an EFY counselor. Danielle and I were the only two living in our house. It was the best 4 months I ever had in Provo.