11 Of My Best Decisions In College Thus Far
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11 Of My Best Decisions In College Thus Far

Decisions that I have made in college that will shape my future in a positive way.

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11 Of My Best Decisions In College Thus Far
Serena Foote

After finishing my sophomore year in college, I have reflected on how I've grown as a person. There is no doubt that college is tough, but it is also beholds some of my best years so far.

1. Choosing to go college in a different state.

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Moving across the country has given me so many amazing opportunities and amazing people.

2. Having an on-campus job that I learned from.

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Working as a banquet server at the Kellogg hotel has taught me so many things.

3. Choosing to live in my sorority house.

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A year living with 48 girls gave me memories I'll never forget.

4. Going pretty much ‘blind’ when picking my freshman year roommates!

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Always thankful for my freshman year roommate and forever friend- Allexa Nash. Rooming with someone I never met before led to this beautiful friendship.

5. Creating Relationships with Important Mentors/Professors

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I highly recommend doing this for yourself.

6. Saying ‘Yes’ to being set up for a hayride!

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Who would've thought?

7. Introducing myself to new people in class.

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This is how I met my best friend, Mary Beth. But it was the other way around.

8. Staying in more than going out!

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Some of the best nights were the ones where we'd watch vines for hours...

9. Living with a best friend who tolerates me (; ... for 3 years in a row!

Bridget Ells

Best friend, roommate, same thing.

10. During my second year, calling my mom more often than not.

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After all, I do always have things to say, whether she wants to hear it or not!

11. Saying ‘Yes’ to new things in general.

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Holding the position of Director of Event Operations for COM 490. Choosing to write for the Odyssey and becoming a content creator. Along with finding a passion for volunteering and walking in the VIM fashion show. All of these things pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to be proud of myself!

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