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Change can be good for you; embrace it

Karena Ozier, Columnist

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It is hard to think that you can move everything you need in just an hour. Freshman move-in day seemed to last all day. I even had help from 3 other people. 

I recently moved 4 doors down from the dorm room I moved into at the beginning of the year. I was stressed knowing that moving day part 2 was coming up but not knowing exactly when. 

Finally, my new roommate and I got the approval to move, and the same day (within the next hour) we were moved in.

It made it easier knowing how I wanted everything set up and already knowing where my items would fit, but I also had to consider that I was on the opposite side of the room this time.

Although a room change isn’t dramatic, I am still getting used to the newer location. 

Only having been moved for not even a week, I have already learned that change can be good. Now of course I know that things can change for the worst, but in my case of just changing rooms, I can see that this is going to be good. It is good. 

I have discovered more about who I am by getting through the stress of this move. I understand clearer how I manage stress and how to work with others under that stress. 

Change can be an opportunity to discover something new. Changing your diet, your style, your friend group or even your room. There are a lot of things that can change. Don’t let people tell you that all change is bad.

People can change too. As they grow and figure out what they like and don’t like, they can change how they act or what they do. There are things that can influence how you change. 

The people you hang out with can have a huge impact on how you behave and what you deem as acceptable or not. 

I am not recommending that everyone should change rooms, especially if you like where you’re at, but maybe there is some other aspect of your life that could be better. 

You can change to make your life better. Just know that you should not change for someone else. You have to be the one who wants to be different, not someone else. 

It is okay to be comfortable where you are at, but just know that there might be a better comfortable place you could be. Do not be afraid of change. Embrace it.

Karena Ozier is a freshman elementary

education major. She can be reached at

581-2812 or at [email protected]

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Change can be good for you; embrace it