I’ve been in a venting mood lately. I have been having so many experiences in life that I have been wanting to chronicle and express through song, writing, talking, and so forth. Although this blog is not a diary, I do feel as though the little community that reads it should get to know a little bit about me. I mean the blog is called “AbisolaBlog”. I am Abisola, so I feel as though it’s only right for you all to get a life update about me. Enough mumbling, let’s get to it.
For those of you who don’t know, I am a freshman at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. If you look back at a blog post from July of 2016, I did a First Semester of College Reflection. However, a lot has changed from that semester to this fall semester. Starting university during summer B was definitely helpful for my transition into fall. However, to sum up my first semester fall semester of college in a nutshell, all I can describe it as is “interesting”. There have been so many highlights. Academically, I am an overachiever. Therefore, the work load so far is not that bad. My classes are not yet associated with my major, so I do not find them very interesting. Nonetheless, I feel slightly challenged, but definitely not overwhelmed. I thank summer B as well as the rigorous high school curriculum for making my academic transition so smooth.
Socially, that is another story. I have learned so many lessons about people from being in college. These lessons include: Friends come and go. Some people only want you when it’s convenient. Some friends don’t want to hear the hard truth. Some people are not as innocent as they seem.
Ok, let me stop here. I know these lessons make it seem as though I’ve only met a bunch of fake friends. That is not the case. Yes, I have definitely met a lot of “friends” that have not ended up living up to my friendship expectations. However, I can say that socially I have made some amazing friends. To start off, I have a couple of friends that I still keep in touch with from summer B. Continually, I just want to give a big shout out to my roommate. We had “met” via a roommate matching website. Despite this, it wasn’t until August that we met each other in person. I am extremely grateful to have her as a roommate. She has become a true, genuine, keep-it-real friend, and sista. I know that our friendship will continue to grow stronger in the future. I can’t go talking about all of my friends that I’ve made. However, a positive lesson that I have learned is quality over quantity. It’s better to have few quality friends then a plethora of half-baked friends.
College would not be fun if I did not get involved. I am a proud member of the Gospel and Cultural Choir at UCF. I am also a member of the African Student Organization as well as the Society of Professional Journalists. Additionally, I write for KnightNews.com. The organizations that I mentioned are just the ones that I have paid dues for. I love being involved in events and sometimes meetings of other organizations, particularly black organizations. It’s a great way to meet people and to have clean, wholesome fun while you’re at it.
Again, for some of my new viewers, I am a journalism major. I want to pursue a career as a news anchor/reporter for an entertainment news station. For my career, it’s all about experience and connections. Although I am still fresh in the game, I am currently trying to obtain an internship that will set me apart from my peers and boost my resume. It’s never to early to begin to build your empire. I also write for a website called PrettyGirlsSweat.com. I am so blessed to have this forum for me to expand and build upon my career.
Back in high school, I was never involved in a serious romantic relationship. I never stressed the romance factor in my life, because I knew that most high school relationships did not even last. I looked forward to college to hopefully have better prospects and opportunities in that area of my life. Fast forward to the present and I’m still single. I am saying this in the most comical perspective as I can. Yes, the prospects are 10x better. Nonetheless, this is not Drum Line where everyone eventually gets booed up. I have definitely talked and built friendships with potential boo-things. Personally, I am an old-fashioned gal and think that a man should pursue a woman. With this in mind, I have not properly been pursued yet. That is why I’m single. For girls who are in my same boat. Don’t lose hope. It will happen at the right time with the right person. With the right person, you won’t have to stress about whether or not they want you the way you want them. It will be obvious and they will adore the ground that you walk on. Till then, do you boo. That’s what I’m doing. I know I’m still young and luscious. Plus, I just got into college, they’ll be plenty more fish in the sea.
As a Christian, I try to make God the center of my life. In college, it’s easier said then done. You are independent. If you don’t want to go to church, your parents aren’t there to force you. However, I knew that I had spiritual goals that I wanted to attain. Therefore, I feel as though I have actually gotten closer to God. I am still far from perfect. However, I am in a stage in my life where I know that I am able to invest and build a personal relationship with him. My desire for God has been revived. I am apart of a bible study at school. I am allocating more time to studying the word. Likewise, I have evangelistic goals as well. I want to talk about God to some of my friends that are hurting spiritually. I can probably get more detailed in another blog post. All in all, I feel as though I am in a good place emotionally, and mentally because I am growing in God.
Well, this post was longer than I expected. If you like more chit chat/ life update posts let me know in the comments below.