“I feel more secure, I think part of it was being involved in organizations or just here working at LCAE.”
When I first entered college I think I was concerned about just being able to afford things you know, just like random things, school supplies and food. LCAE helped me overcome this, they gave me a paid internship my first year. If I were to compare myself now to my previous years, I’m more stressed, but, I’m more mature, more confident, I’m a lot more cooler than I was then. I feel more secure, I think part of it was being involved in organizations or just here working at LCAE, just being more comfortable here at UT has made things pretty easier. All of my second year I felt my happiest because I would go out all the time, with my friends and party all the time, felt very carefree and I enjoyed it very much. I’m a bit of an introvert sometimes, so I thought I found peace within myself, so I felt fine not on my own. But currently I think I’ve just been working on finding happiness within myself instead of relying on happiness with other people. I used to think that in order for me to be happy I needed to have a lot of friends, go out and do things with others but I want to practice being alone and being comfortable with being alone to prepare myself for the future. College is what helps you become independent, cause next year I wanted to live by myself, or when I have a career and have to move cities, I want to be alone and be comfortable by myself, have that sense of independence and grow on my own and not rely on others for my lifestyle to feel comfortable.