Transitioning from a child to an adult can be a difficult process! There is a lot that goes on between the child and the adult stage, and I believe at this point in my life, I am in the middle. Technically, I have been "on my own" for a year, but not really. I am in college miles away from home, and I live in completely different state, however, my heart is still at home. Some, say that the home-sickness will eventually fade away, but it has yet to evaporate. Every time I separate, I feel a longing to go back home. Others tell me that I am just being a baby and I need to grow up, but this is how I feel! I have been around the same group of people, and the same environment my entire life. Taking me out of my comfort zone is all new for me. (Eureka!!!) Maybe that's just it! I'm out of my comfort zone! Maybe this is why this feeling is all new to me! In this past year, not only have I been transitioning from a child to an adult, but also living in an unfamiliar place. It seemed like no matter how many people I met or how many friends I made, I never felt at home. Now don't get me wrong...I was just as excited for college as the next person, but when I got there it was a whole different story. I mean at first I was in love with it! There was no one there to tell me what to do, when to go to bed, when to get up, when to go to class -- you know -- stuff like that, but then I got to a point where it all became a little overwhelming. I was like, "What am I doing out here in the middle of no where!!?" Now many of you may say, "Didn't you choose your school?" The answer is yes!! Yes, I did indeed choose my school, and I have no regrets about it, however, I feel like it's time to TRANSITION. A month from now I start my second year of college, and I am excited indeed, but I am even more excited for what is waiting for me after this year is over. I have plans to move on and follow my dreams. I will make the best of this year and I have determined to be myself no matter what. Last year, I kind of felt like a fish out of water because I wasn't really involved. I tried to lay low and sit in the background, but the truth is...I've never really been a background kind of gal. So this is my TRANSITION YEAR. I will stand up, stand out, and leave my mark. They'll never forget me...even long after I'm gone. So I remain prayerful...and look to the almighty God to lead and guide me and help me achieve my dreams. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I pray and believe that this transitioning process will get easier.