I think I need this moment to just stop and reflect. I am in my last quarter of my undergraduate career at UCI. Happily, I can say that after four years in college, I am learning to find contentment and it is slowly, but surely, becoming a daily thing. I have a quiet, but wonderful life and what more can one ask for. There is no doubt that there have been times of sadness, anger, and disappointment, but in this moment, I feel that everything was and is how it should have been and should be. These past college years weren’t filled with drinking and wild parties, which I am thankful for. I used to think that I wasn’t allowing myself to have the “college experience.” Sometimes I even thought I wasn’t doing enough for being in my twenties. Despite these initial feelings, I realize that this is MY life and I define what it is that I want. Not only that, but I choose my perspective and perspective makes a whole world of a difference. We can have plans about what direction our life will go in, and many of our decisions will affect the path that we are on, but so much is out of our control. We can end up in a place which we never imagined. All we can do is shape our minds and hearts to be at peace with whatever life my bring.