Farewell to Freshman Year

May 13, 2013 in Uncategorized by admin

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Let’s be honest, this will probably be me next year

As finals week goes on, I’m nearing the last day of my freshman year. I’m almost done with my first year here and soon it’ll be summer break. Soon I’ll be on my way to Kansas City for the Enactus national competition (congratulations once again to my team for doing so well at regionals) and after that I’ll be back home, trying to find a summer job.

I don’t want to use up your time with a long, gushy, and sentimental retrospective of my year. To put it briefly, this year has probably been one of the best of my life but I would never want to repeat it. As contradictory as that sounds, it’s the best possible way I can describe it without writing you a really long description.

This past year, I saw and experienced a lot of things for the very first time. Prior to college, I had never spent longer than just a couple weeks at a time away from home. I’ve had my share of workloads in highs school, but it honestly wasn’t quite to the intensity that it is here in college. I had to learn to better utilize my time and to be totally accountable for my actions, knowing that I won’t always have mom and dad to be there to remind me to shape up.

I had a lot of incredibly stressful moments too. Working on projects all night, rewriting an essay that I forgot to save, and being too sick to come to class were some of the less than great parts of my year. But the good definitely outweighs the bad and I can say that I am alive and well so I guess that means I survived!

My brothers at Watermelon Fest ’12

Obviously, my life was pretty different before coming to college. Before coming to Drury, I would have never considered joining a fraternity but now, I see becoming a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha easily one of the best choices I have ever made. At some of my low points during the year, I don’t know how I would have gotten by without the support of my brothers.

Even last semester, I never knew just how involved and active I am now. Whether I’m writing a story for The Mirror, working on a project for Enactus, or going to a fraternity event, I’m definitely going to be pretty active in the coming semesters. I’m almost done with my first year of college but I already can’t wait to start another one.

I want to thank you so much for reading my posts over the past few months and I promise I will be back next year!