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Leaving Home – My Journey
Growing Up

Leaving Home

After graduating from high school in Texas, I decided to pack up my bags and move to the east coast. My parents were very supportive but also tried to convince me to stay home, and they still do sometimes lol. My final destination was and is currently at Liberty University. I moved into the dorms a week early and was the only one besides the two RA’s. My mom and grandparents helped me set up my dorm, and about one hundred Walmart trips later I was finally set. Saying goodbye to my family was one of the hardest parts of the trip because I remember thinking when they are gone, I am completely alone on the opposite side of the United States. When it was all said and done, I went into my dorm room and cried for a significant amount of time. Luckily, I had a book full of encouraging letters from my loved ones and friends that I was able to turn to. I also enjoyed my fair share of funny animal videos. For an entire week I hardly ever left my room, the RA’s were never there, so I was all alone. Survival mode kicked in and I lived off of peanut butter crackers, chips, and fruit snacks for almost an entire week. It’s kind of crazy now that I think about it, lol. Nevertheless, I eventually gained the courage to wonder out of my room from time to time. Then when my roommates arrived, I broke out of my shell and started to explore my environment further. Not long after, I met up with a man whom I had met at CFAW (College for a weekend at Liberty) and had him show me around campus. Little did I know that that would be the beginning of many friendships and a happy college life. Now don’t get me wrong there were and are ups and downs to every story, but it’s just a small part in the ongoing journey of my life. Looking back on it all, I would advise others to not be afraid to explore and ask questions. So many people are afraid to discover new things, but once you get your self out there God takes care of the rest. Please comment below and let me know about the first time you left home or explored a new environment! I would love to hear your stories and comments.

Welcome to my blog! My name is Audra Weatherly and I am super excited to share my life journey with you. Here you will find how the struggle can be real, how to survive college, relationships, and all things me. You will learn my favorite catchphrase “#cries4days” and how I make it in my life’s great adventure! I encourage everyone to share their stories and come with me on my great journey through life.

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