A New Appreciation

My journey at Marywood began in August of 2012. I was fresh out of high school and excited about having new experiences and meeting new people. I was eager to leave home and begin my quest to new found independence at college. For a while everything was great! I met amazing people, tried different things, I was having a blast. Soon to my surprise I became extremely homesick. I would count down the days until I could return to my home and family in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Once summer rolled around I found myself stopping at random moments just gazing out to the horizon. What a beautiful place! From the landscapes, to local flora, fruit trees, to animals it was all amazing. Although I spent my entire life there it was something I hadn’t noticed before. I began paying attention to my surroundings, taking it all in.

I fell in love with the place I call home and learned to appreciate the beauty all around me, just as I appreciate art.  Art is everywhere! It comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms. We just have to be open to receive it.

4 thoughts on “A New Appreciation

  1. Now that I’ve been living away, I’ve noticed the night sky. At home, and on clear nights the stars seem so close. It’s not the same in the states. The night sky is not as beautiful…

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