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A Love Letter To My Freshman Year

One year down and three more to go!


How can I possibly summarize the last nine months at university when it has felt like a lifetime. I have grown in ways that I did not think I would in the last nine months. Being away, and being on my own, has proven to be beneficial in the long run. 


 Though I am grateful that I have the support and love of my family and friends. I am even more grateful to have been given the tools to be successful at university on my own. 

My parents have equipped me with the best that they could in order to make me successful and for that, I am eternally grateful.


They have taught me many lessons that I did not know how to  incorporate into my life until now. Going to college in itself is an accomplishment, but succeeding in college is an even larger accomplishment. 


I have plans to do more than just succeed at university. I passed my own expectations this past fall semester and spring semester but I want to achieve more. I have learned that college is what you make it.


That you cannot simply expect to have the best experience without actively trying to make the best experience. I sought out to join organizations and go to programs on campus. This was the best way for me to have a balance in my academic life and my social life. 


Along with that, I have learned that my education falls on me, especially now. I value my education above all else, and that is my first obligation at university. Though it can be rather hard when there are temptations from those who don’t value education as such.


When I found my group of friends that do share the same values of me and can balance between the two. University became much more fun. I’m so grateful that God has placed the friends in my life that he has. Without them, college would have not been as fun as it was.


If I had to name one thing that I valued the most at college it is definitely friendship.Having a good core of friends at college is very important. I learned this midway through the semester. You should have friends that you can rely on during your hardships, but also friends that can celebrate you during your celebrations. It goes both ways though, be the friend that you want to have.


Pour into your friends, because we are all in this together and need support. Also pour into yourself as well though. It can be easy to get overwhelmed in college. I found the best way to do this is to dedicate one act of self-care towards yourself every day.This helped me tremendously.



To my freshman year in college, I won’t forget you. You have helped shape me into the woman that I need to be in order to succeed in college. I will use the experiences and knowledge that you have given me in order to succeed during the rest of my time at college.Though at times you were not always so kind to me I see now why I had to go through some obstacles in order to get the rewards. Thank you for the best experience I could’ve possibly had as a freshman in college.


Here’s to sophomore year! 


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