As much as I give Oxford crap sometimes for sucking and being so small I truly am glad I've gotten to spend the time I have here.
Friday night I went out with a friend and we went to The Coop. It's the roof top bar and restaurant here in Oxford that overlooks our Square which is our downtown. We got there around 7:15 P.M. it was still so sunny and absolutely beautiful. Looking down at the town you could see life being lived and obviously at the restaurant/bar where we were at. There was a wedding party for goodness sake... how much living life is that?
We both ordered a drink, I got my usual vodka water, extra lime and my friend got makers on the rocks or makers neat. We had a long conversation about life in general what makes us who we are with of course the added laughter from my part since I am a bit of a jokester (I pride on making myself and others laugh).
I realized that for the past few months I had been looking at Oxford all wrong. Thinking it was more of a curse that all my friends had come and gone and that I was just there alone. I took all of the good times for granted and definitely all the bad times as misery and not as for what they were, building blocks for lessons.
As the sun was slowly started to set I realized yes, my time in Oxford needs to end, that I am ready for a new, fresh start in a big city that I am so in love with, Nashville. But also how much of a person I've grown.
I came here when I was 20. It was the first time in my whole life that I had ever been alone. I learned how to self relay on myself and how much strength and power I had. I think the day I leave Oxford, a little piece of me will always remain here thinking of the good, the bad and the sorrowful times but I know that I needed to be here for my transitional period.
Isn't that what college is all about? To find who you are and what your made of?
Thank Oxford Summer nights for reminding me what I am made of and what has changed and continues to change.