Written by Katie
22 May 2010

Choices Drifting By Me Everywhere

“If you think about it, your favorite memories, the most important moments in your life… were you alone? Life’s better with company.” – Ryan Bingham

If you haven’t seen the movie Up in the Air, you should. It is one of my favorite movies and luckily I was able to catch the last third of it tonight. This may or may not be the most contradictory post I have ever written, but I promise that there is a purpose and hopefully it will all come together in the end. I believe in that quote above from the movie. It’s true. It’s great and powerful. I also value independence, thoughts to myself, and silence. Good company is very important and while it brings happiness I don’t believe that you can experience true happiness until you have experienced it alone. I sort of believe that you also can’t love others until you love yourself.

All week, I’ve been walking around this school wondering if I am the person I wanted to become. After looking back on everything I’ve done, I asked myself if I was happy or if I was just happy because of what these opportunities have given me? The necessary knowledge, experience, family, joy, laughter, dedication, commitment. Of course, I’m happy for all of these things. I also realize that these came at a price. It was at the expense of loneliness and no longer being able to always relate with everyone I have met.

Another thing I realized was that college is just like another high school. In high school you have your party friends and you have your best friends. In college, I want friends that can be both. I’d rather have my party friends be my best friends. I will keep track of how many drinks you’ve had, make sure you get home safely, and will keep skeezy boys away from you. I will also know your life and you will know mine.

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  1. Well I love this post. I’ve had a rough day today, and it really got me thinking. As a current high school student (so glad I’ve decide to attend Seattle U), I can relate to this a lot actually. I’ve accomplished a lot, but as I really think back most of my important memories thus far, I have been alone.

    P.S. I first found you’re blog while looking for blogs of current SU students to see if I could make up my mind about what college to join, I’ve been coming back ever since. 🙂

    Posted on 5.24.10 · Reply to comment
    • itsyowyow wrote:

      Hey Manuel!
      That’s great to hear, Seattle U is a wonderful school and I absolutely love it here. And thank you for visiting my blog – did you just find it via Google or somewhere else? You’re not the first to tell me that either 🙂

      Posted on 5.24.10 · Reply to comment
  2. Yes Google actually. It took a lot of searching more searching than I thought it would. It doesn’t seem like many SU students blog.

    Posted on 5.24.10 · Reply to comment
    • itsyowyow wrote:

      I have a couple of friends who blog, but I don’t think on a day-to-day basis like mine. Welcome to SU though! I hope you’re excited!

      Posted on 5.24.10 · Reply to comment

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