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Ch ch ch changes April 19, 2010

Filed under: PRCA 2330 — rebekahkatherine @ 10:53 pm

The actor Gregory Peck once said, “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” Well, if there’s ever a time for me to prove the truth in that statement, it’s now. For the past two months, I’ve been dealing with a lot of family issues. And I mean, serious issues, things that only happen to people in a bad Lifetime movie. Every day, I wake up and pray none of this is real and that my life will go back to normal. But it will never be the same again. My life has changed, completely, without warning, and forever. While I have the support of my friends here and some of my family, at the end of the day, I’m the only person who can decide how I play the cards I’ve been dealt.
It’s a very strange feeling, knowing everything you’ve ever known about life is gone. My childhood home, where as a child I ran freely in the backyard, has now become like a ghost town. I can’t imagine ever returning. Christmases, birthdays, my college graduation, and in the distant future, my wedding will have the events of 2010 as an elephant in the room, on everybody’s mind, but no one’s tongue.
The one thing I do have is Georgia Southern. More than once in my life, this school has saved me. I am blessed to be four hours from home, away physically from the situation, but certainly not mentally or emotionally. I am also fortunate enough to have a solid group of friends, who remind me daily that I am bigger than my problems. Without them, I don’t know what I would have done.
While I’ve learned a lot of things in the classroom this semester, the most important lessons were ones life taught me. I’ve learned that I’m truly the only sane person in my family. I’ve learned that my friends are the best support group I have and also my best distraction. I’ve, unfortunately, learned a lot more about the legal system than I ever cared to know. I’ve also learned that there are no absolutes in life. Nothing is guaranteed and every day has its own set of surprises and challenges. I’ve still got a very long road ahead of me. My troubles are far from over but whatever comes, will come and I’ll just have to meet it when it does.

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One Response to “Ch ch ch changes”

  1. victoriaee Says:

    I love you


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