The magnificent year of 2018 is one of the first years of my nineteen-year-old life to ever smack me across the face unexpectedly. One would think that hitting rock bottom would never happen if you were mentally stable with a steady income and great social life. However, no one knows exactly what goes on in people's heads almost all of the time. Thoughts popping up back and forth along with anxieties that are almost 90 percent out of your control. It can be a time where things in life get messy without anyone ever knowing what is actually going on inside your mind.
Being the first student in my high school to actually travel across the globe from New Jersey, USA to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA was unimaginable. I kept thinking to myself, 'How can an 18-year-old high school graduate just pick up her things and leave her family for one whole semester?' Trust me, my parents were more concerned for my mental state and whether I had gone completely insane. But I did it! Here is how: