I am officially finished with my freshman year of college. It's so weird that it's April 24th and I'm already on summer break. What's even crazier to think about is that I'm 1/4 of the way finished with my undergrad.
I've been doing a lot of thinking back over my first year of college, and it's crazy to me to see how far I've come.
I was thinking about how on orientation I didn't know most of the people in my learning community, but now I've come to be friends with a lot of them, and we're all leaving on a trip together in a few days (!!!).
I also can't help but laugh a little bit when I remember back to the fact that my chair broke in the middle of one of my professors talking to us on orientation, me screaming as I fell out of my chair, and then being completely mortified about it. If that would happen now, I wouldn't really think much about it, but when I hardly knew anyone in KBS? It was super embarrassing :)
The first day of college.....that was also pretty scary. I had a break between some of my classes, and I remember having no idea what I should do or where I should go - ha! I think I ended up going into work even though I wasn't scheduled just to give me something to do.
Looking back over this past school year, here's a few of the highlights that stick out....
Joining Kappa Delta!
Lots of meals with new friends!
Introducing my KBS freshman class to cake pops ;)
Spending school days doing non-traditional things like eating cupcakes downtown.
Kappa Delta semi-formal
Lots and lots of snow days.....
Exploring Jungle Jim's for a class assignment.
Kappa Delta Mom's Weekend.
Visiting the Zoo a few times for a school project.
When I look back over my first year of college, all I think about are good things.
I've completed projects I thought would be impossible. I've made a lot of new friends and joined some great organizations.
Of course there were times when it was tough, but I wouldn't trade in a minute of it. There were incredibly long days (I may not have technically lived on campus, but there were many days that I spent more time at UC than at my house).
I am incredibly excited for the next few years, but also a little sad at how fast it is going. This is my last summer for who knows how long - probably many years.
Even though the time is going fast and 40 hour work weeks are quickly approaching, I am looking forward to my remaining years of college and the many memories that are sure to come!