Its the climb.
One seemingly small decision, in the grand scale of things, can change the path of your life irreversibly.
Sometimes it scares me to think what would have been if I’d taken a gap year and gone to Exeter, and sometimes it excites me. But then I remember that I’ve never, to date, been this happy and content as I currently am, so why fill my head with thoughts of “what if”?
Maybe I was meant to make these friends, to find myself in an almost entirely gay community. Maybe it was god or karma or fate that brought this about, or maybe natural human instincts draw people together that are similar and of the same mind set. But the acceptance and lack of judgement that surrounds these girls is something I can hand on heart say makes me wake up with a smile on my face feeling safe.
Yesterday was Old Girls Day and I think this is where these deep thoughts have spurred from. Seeing them all years later still the same friendship remaining as close as my generation are today gave me comfort in the fact that these girls aren’t fleeting friends, but firm friends for life. I think this is essentially what is currently shaping my life, these amazing girls who bring so much colour and new experiences to my life.
I honestly can’t imagine another uni life, one where they’re not there…god knows what I would do with my days if they weren’t. The power and spirit of a team is unmatchable and its something thats been a consistency throughout my life and something that develops into a family that protects and watches over each other and shares the same pains. I am so so thankful for this and I just hope it continues.