Reunited and It Felt So Good

Spring Break just passed, and it was amazing; after not seeing my older brother for three months due to his internship, it was the best thing of it all. We got to get lunch and catch up as well as see our favorite genre of movie: horror. We later went out and listened to Roger Creager with a group of friends at Rio Frio Fest in Concan, Texas. (Kudos to him for surviving a 4-hour drive with me.) It was a great way to end it, and I’m so excited for this coming month.

April is big for many reasons. My birthday is to come in a couple days, and my older brother is coming up to see me, as well as part take in Chilifest. Also, the week after, his internship ends, and he’ll be back for the rest of the semester. Although he loves to push my buttons, he has been the real push for me and my academics. I’m grateful to have him, and soon to have him back without a 300-mile distance between us.

Change At Its Best

With the fall semester complete and spring classes starting today, how can I not be excited? How goals and dreams become reality truly astounds me: from being just another BIMS student to receiving the amazing opportunity to be a BIMS ambassador; from becoming a founding father of the Theta Chi Fraternity in the fall to be preparing for spring rush for our soon-to-be Alpha pledge class, I cannot wait; with seeing my older brother on a daily basis to him doing an internship this entire semester away (which is kinda unfortunate but really proud of him for doing) is amazing. During the winter break, I visited high schools recruiting prospective Texas A&M students, many of whom were only interested in attending that other school down the road, but soon reconsidered after hearing about the traditions and incredible life of being an Aggie, which made me very happy to hear.

All these turns in my life have been blessings and have brought the best out of me to continue pushing forward even when the going gets tough. Changes can be scary because you never really know what to expect; however, everyday I remind myself of a quote that I love so much by Winnie the Pooh, and that is “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think,” and with that I am truly grateful for all these new paths that I have come across on my journey; I can’t wait to see what else is to come in the near future.