There is something special about your sophomore year in college. You're not a freshman and you're not an upperclassman. However, that's not to say that you don't learn a lot during those nine months. As I approach the end of my sophomore year of college, here are a few things I have learned along the way.
1. Your freshman year friends aren't necessarily going to stay your friends forever.
Freshman year is so hectic and crazy that you kind of cling to the first group of people that you meet. That is not to say that you won't love them forever, but it also doesn't mean that drifting apart is a bad thing.
2. The "Freshman 15" is not exclusive to freshman year.
I learned this one the hard way. Somehow I managed to only gain about 4 pounds freshman year but I don't even wanna talk about my habits this year. Yikes.
3. 8:30's suck but field placements at 7 in the morning are even worse.
I didn't think my ENGS 057 class at 8:30 MWF could be more painful until I had to get up at 6am to go to my sophomore field placement. Talk about real life.
4. School actually matters a little.
So long GenEds and hello actual material I will use in my life.
5. Speaking of that, you know those 70 paged readings that are assigned? Yeah, they actually hold information that you need.
No longer are professors just trying to load you up with work and skimming just isn't as effective anymore.
6. You become a grandma way sooner than you thought.
Who knew that sitting at home watching Zac Efron movies could be more fun than that overcrowded frat basement. I know I didn't.
7. You learn how to appropriately dress.
My freshman year album is so cringe-worthy, who actually let me out like that?
8. You have a little panic attack at the end of the year realizing that you're halfway done.
I'm not sure that I'm ready for this adult thing quite yet. Good thing the first two years went by SO slow!!!!! (not)