I'm going to be brutally honest in this post, I went into college really wanting a relationship. I wanted desperately to find someone that would make me happier than I had ever been. I dreamed of the ideal college romance. Someone that would be my other half and would spend hours laughing with me late into the night. For some reason I just expected that it would be easy in college to find someone. But I've learned that in college boys generally aren't looking for relationships and because of this they will send you a plethora of mixed signals because they have no idea what they want.
But I've realized that longing for something so entirely out of my control is absolutely ridiculous. I don't want to spend college chasing after boys hoping one of them will like me. I want to spend college chasing after what makes me happy. While relationships are beautiful aspects of life, there is no feeling like getting an A on a big test or cheering your team to victory at a big game. Happiness lies with you and making your life beautiful. You are not a half looking for your other side, you are whole all on your own. Depend on yourself for happiness.
Independence doesn't mean that you will never find love just that you recognize the greatest things in life take time. Love will find you when it's time, and until then you should make the most of every single day. Life is something to be cherished, and should not be lost at the expense of some boy you barely know.