Final Blog: Christian Estrada

Christian Estrada

Christian Estrada

Christian Estrada, Staff Writer

There’s a lot of things people don’t know about me.

Throughout high school I always thought I would have a relatively “normal” senior year, until it actually hit me. It probably hit me when I wasn’t allowed in my own home anymore. I have never felt so alone in my life. I have never felt so lost before.

Ever since then, I’ve built myself back and I’m so happy to be alive. For once in my life, I’m actually calm and happy where I am. I have so many people that support me that I don’t even deserve. They have given me so much hope, love and even adjusted their own lives to help me. I really don’t know what I did to receive this kind of support, and don’t know how I will ever pay it back.

I have always felt like an outsider. Before my senior year I wasn’t really an adventurous kid. I would just go to school, then go home to play video games. However, my senior year was an interesting and bumpy ride. There were times this year that I felt happy and other times I felt the whole world against me. Regardless, I don’t think I regret anything.

As much as I hate to admit it, I probably wouldn’t be who I am today without my friends. They have been the biggest influencers in my life. I cannot stress how much they have done for me. Pedro, who helped me make my first short film. Jorge who provided me a home when I thought I didn’t have one. Nic and Matthew with the good times, and my best friend Aaliyah who provided me a family that I feel comfortable expressing myself with.

One thing I would like to leave for the new seniors is that you should always live in the moment, and don’t worry too much about the future. After all,  senior year is meant to be an adventurous year to grow and develop as a person. The one thing that makes us human is the ability to “vibe” with one another on this beautiful earth, and to be happy that we’re even alive.

As the semester ends I am ready to move on to big and exciting things such as moving to Denton, attending UNT, moving into my first apartment, and even participating in my first college class. There’s so much in store for all of us, just as long as we don’t ever give up on ourselves.