I needed a fresh start.

As the start of my senior year approaches (We are only 6 days away people!!) I realized I want and need a clean slate. So, I spent this week decluttering my life, literally and figuratively.

I cleaned out my apartment of all of the junk I’ve managed to collect over the last few months. I got rid of the clothes that I wonder “why on earth did I ever spend money on this?” and finally recycled the old magazines that I swore I would read one day, even though I know I probably wouldn’t. 

I deleted the phone numbers of the toxic relationships in my life. I deleted the numbers of the boys who were irrelevant and the numbers of “friends” that didn’t have my best interests at heart. 

Time to get rid of the old crop tops and frat tanks. Time to delete the number of that guy you sometimes talk to even though he’s actually kind of annoying. 

As I get closer to being thrown out into the real world, I realize it’s really time to grow up and get serious. 

This is your world. Shape it or someone else will. 

Surround yourself with people who will support you and encourage you to be better. Create a circle of friends who are there for you and have your best interests at heart. Go out with a guy who asks you out on a real date and takes the time to get to know the real you. 

Do better, be better, and accept nothing less than the best. 

Eventually you’ll end up where you need to be, with who you’re meant to be with, and doing what you should be doing. 


Written by Jazmyn Patterson

Be Silly. Be Honest. Be Kind. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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