Date: September 29th 2010 ( My Birthday)
Location: Puget Sound. Tacoma, WA
People: Sofia, Patti, Alana, Jaki, Sarah, Sai Rom, Gabby Paz
Category: Happiest ( one of my happiest)
You Will Be Loved, Because I was.
Transitioning to college 1,300 miles from home was terrifying. To top it off, I didn’t have a roommate because the girl who was assigned to room with me decided not to come. Although it was a blessing in the long run, the first few weeks of freshmen.
By the time my birthday rolled around I was terribly homesick, not to mention I felt like I was losing my closest friends at home ( I did lose them, but that’s the Chaco-Taco Incident). My birthday promised to be difficult because I had three papers and a test all due that day, but when I woke to my surprise there was a huge birthday card slipped under my door from Patti. Then when I went to shower, I noticed my door had been covered with sticky notes from Gabby.
I felt so loved and cared about, but the day wasn’t over. I went to class and turned in my papers, took my test, and returned to my room. While I was working on a paper due the same week I heard some giggling at my door. I opened it just in time to see Sai Rom and Vishaka running out of my hall. They added a layer of balloons to my already bright door. I am not sure how they got into my hall or how Patti or anyone else did because their key cards didn’t let them, but they all someone how managed to get in just to cover my door with love? It was one of the best feelings I can remember.
Then I went to dinner with a group of aquatiances that I would eventually grow really close with. They too had a surprise for me! Alana walked about 5 miles to get me a birthday cupcake. I couldn’t believe my luck. I was so happy.
That one day made it so hard to leave Puget Sound when I had to, but that day also assured me that I could be loved by new people, and I deserved it.