Winter break is over and I find myself back in my dorm, getting ready for another semester of college. I could easily stress and share with you all of the stressors in my life, but I don’t want them to affect you too. (Kidding, not really)
First I want to talk about the shootings and killings at the Mall in Columbia in Maryland. I actually work at that mall, and the shooting occurred during my regular shift. Thankfully my last shift at the mall was Thursday since I only work during the school year, but it was still scary. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims, mall go-ers, and my co-workers of course for having to go through the traumatic experience. Thankfully the shooting wasn’t near my store and my co-workers were able to evacuate before the mall was locked down. This event hit so close to home for me, which is why I’m taking it so hard. It wasn’t luck that I did not have to work, but still makes me feel lucky that I didn’t have to go through that. Events like this make me thankful for my life, the people I know, and everything that I have. Life doesn’t last forever and this was a reminder of that.
On a less serious note, I’m excited for another semester at school with my friends and to learn more! Knowledge is a powerful thing, and I happen to love learning as much as I can (nerdy, yeah).
Good luck to everyone who beginning school again! Make your semester count and have fun in between learning!