Hi!!! It’s me, of course. Can you believe there’s literally two weeks left until we’re officially seniors and, seniors, you’re gonna be college freshmen because I legitimately cannot. It’s such a weird thing to think about because I remember telling my grandma and my mom that I wasn’t gonna grow up and that was that but here I am. I’m 17 years old with adulthood standing at the doorway of college holding a baseball bat with nails. Haha, but I’m sure it won’t be too bad, right? It’ll be so weird to spend two whole months not constantly surrounded by a bunch of angsty teenagers and having a bathroom and room completely to myself. I always fuss about dorms but I’m so used to it now that it’s gonna be weird without it.
Anyways, I’m not trying to be sentimental or nostalgic, here. That wasn’t what I was gonna talk about. I’ve noticed that with the school year coming to an end, everyone seems to be a little on edge – whether it be noticeable or unnoticeable. Everyone’s worried about one thing or another here and there. Heck, I’m most definitely worried and stressed but I just wanted to put that aside to pretty much tell you that you – you that’s sitting here reading this mushy crap – are okay. Whatever you’ve been keeping trapped up there in that forever racing mind of yours – it’s okay. And if you feel that it’s not okay and that it probably won’t be okay for a while, that’s okay, too. As my roommate Kerri Bland would say, “It’s okay, baby.” It is okay to be okay and it is okay to not be okay. Society tries to drive in our head that if everyone’s okay, you should be okay or if no one’s okay, you shouldn’t be. But, that’s not the dealio here, buddy. If you ain’t gucci, you just ain’t gucci right now. That is completely fine. But I just wanted to let all of you that you’ve got someone. You’ve got me if you don’t have anyone else. We can be okay together or we can even be un-okay together. Regardless of what kind of okay we are, I’m still gonna have you guys’ back. It’s gonna be a hard transition for some or it may be easier for others, but I just want you all to know that all of it is for a purpose. All the stress that we feel now – all that hard work that you might’ve been pouring into everything these past few months are worth something. Nothing you do right now is gonna lead to nothing. With that being said, you’re gonna be just fine. 🙂