In August 2016, I pulled out of my driveway and drove about 12 minutes down Nicholasville Road. When I parked my car and got out, I was simply prepared for four more years of school in my hometown. I wasn’t expecting to begin what seemed like a new life.
Being in a new place can do that to you, though. In college, we are given the time and the resources and put in an environment that allows us to experience all walks of life. For the first 18 years of our lives, we get comfortable in our ways and beliefs. Then, campuses, including ours, are filled with a variety of people that come from different places, love different things, and fill their time with different activities. We are given the opportunity to learn from each other and experience new culture, even if it is just down the street from where you grew up. If you allow it, you can learn something from most people you encounter.
As the clock runs out on 2019, I am beginning to look back on what has changed since walking into my dorm freshman year. With an open mind and surrounding myself with inspiring and motivated peers, I have found my niche in this world at Kernel Media.
That is why we at KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion want to introduce you to all new walks of life. This semester, we have chosen to tell stories of different people, what makes them unique, and the ways that they express themselves. As you read, we encourage you to open your mind and let yourself be touched by the members of our Lexington community.