SuperAwesomeGreatWeekend :)

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This has been a good weekend.

First, my family came to visit me on Saturday morning and we all went to the Wesleyan Market.

I cannot tell you how good it was to see them.

Soon after, the H clan minus one came to peruse the Market too.

They are some of my favorite people and they always make me feel better.

Last night, I went to Mac’s new house to a meal full of laughter and listening.

Seriously cool people.

Today, I got up, finished reading for business (Praise the Lawd!), and then I went to lunch with some family friends.

Y’all, I ate Japanese for the first time in AGES ๐Ÿ™‚

Yumyumyumyumyum!

Yumyumyumyumyum!

 

I also had an appointment with my RA.

Y’all, everybody tells you that suite-style rooming is the way to go, but honestly, they are much stronger than I am.

I requested a private room.

Now, this has NOTHING to do with my awesome roommate. ย She’s super funny and we get along. It all has to do with me.

I have anxiety, I always have, and probably always will.

Not having quiet time to myself is very hard.

I really felt sort of like a loser for making this decision, but my really awesome and sweet RA assured me that doing what is right for my body is definitely better than enduring something that’s going to hurt me.

She also said that she wished she had done the same thing–and she got along great with her roommate.

I gave myself grace today, grace to do what I needed to do for me.

Now, my sister will be able to come stay with me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Y’all, I stood up for myself today.

Something I NEVER do. ย I’ve always been the timid one. ย But today, I knew that for me to survive I had to make a change.

And I feel so much better.

I’m not promising to live on campus all four years, but I’m promising today.

In the words of my GRANDmother (yes, she’s just that grand), one day at a time.

And that’ s what I’ll do.

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6 thoughts on “SuperAwesomeGreatWeekend :)

  1. Way to go!!!!! I had a private room most of my time there and wouldn’t say that it left me out of the social swing. I was never as self-aware as you are. I never tied it to anxiety (which I have too)…smart! I can’t wait to see you in October!

  2. Terri

    I have to agree with Ashley. I had a private room for most of my time, too (thanks, Ash!) and definitely can relate. I have always needed a quiet space, and I think it was especially true during college since my family was so far off — Colorado was a bit far for a weekend escape. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even now (especially now?) with 3 kids and a husband, I need a place to call my own for some solitude. Good for you for figuring it out so early.

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