It's been a long day, a long week, a long year if I'm honest. This college journey has been a long one. The ups and downs in my personal life have far outweighed the ones in my college career. It makes some things a lot more complicated than they should be, and some days it's hard to even concentrate, but I'm learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it and even when don't always know where I'm going. Which is a funny statement in itself because I'm overly dedicated to planning out and scheduling everything I can control because so much of my life is beyond my ability to do so. So every day I learn more and more to be comfortable and to embrace the uncertainty, and try to find a little humor in it all because in the story of life, the titles of your chapters can't be named until much later; don't attempt to assess an entire chapter when you have no idea how far in it you are currently writing. And there is a little bit of solace in that what you do or do not want rarely has anything to do with what does or does not happen, and therefore keep your head up and hustle on because not one thing in this life can stop someone who is driven and with purpose. So write your book, embrace your story, document your struggles and your hardships, because one day that book will be a novel; make it worth the read.