Kissing Freshman Year of College Goodbye

Kissing Freshman Year of College Goodbye

It's time to move forward.

It feels like it was just yesterday I was packing my bags up to move away from home for nine months. While the first couple weeks were incredibly difficult to grasp the idea of being away from home and family. I got through it just as you all probably did. The constant text messages to mom telling her how much you just want to come home was an actual thing but you knew deep down that being here at college is where you needed to be. Now here we are packing up our small dorm rooms to move back home for the summer. Even though this summer might consist of working excessive amounts of hours or not have any plans at all it still makes you excited to be home for the next four month. Although, as we pack up our bags we reflect on our first year of college.

Throughout high school, we are being prepared for the next 4 years of our lives in college but the truth is you can never be well prepared for college. There was never a point in high school where I was swamped with homework but in college, this changes. The homework pile never dies down, all nine months are filled with homework. Even during finals week, there is homework to turn in. I am sure us college kids will not miss this at all but we will miss the friends we made throughout the last nine months and the good times we all shared.

Making friends is never easy and maybe you had a friend all year you could not wait to get rid of once you leave for the summer. Maybe your roommate was the best friend you made all year. With college, you never know what it will bring you. Either way, you are grateful for the memories you have shared with each friend you made and you know you will miss this just as much as they will.

The fond memories we shared as a campus for freshman year will always be carried with us. Moving into a dorm and being independent was a big change. If you came to college to party, congratulations you accomplished something. If you came to college for an education and to make something of yourself, congratulations you did it. You started the long, stressful, and exciting journey. It is not easy and you really have to be willing to go to college because there is no slacking off and making it by like back in high school. This defines your future and this experience is something we will carry with ourselves the rest of our lives. So you should be proud of yourself for finishing your first year of college, I know I am proud of myself! It is not easy but we survived one year our of 4 years so far! For now, I am ready to go home and spend four months not having to worry about anything but work and what I will do tomorrow to keep myself busy. I am ready to be home, back with the family every day and not just weekends and a couple weeks over winter or spring break. I am ready for the endless amounts of concerts and trips I will take. So if you are ready, it is time to kiss freshman year goodbye because there is no looking back.

Cover Image Credit: Samantha Lynn

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"What would I do without you guys???"

1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."


12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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4 Things My Brother Taught me Before he turned 4

4 of many lessons my beloved sibling has brought to my attention in the last four years


On July 19, my sweet baby brother is turning four years old. And while to many that doesn't sound like a milestone or a big deal, it is. My sibling and I had a love-hate relationship from the start, as anyone would expect from an only child for 15 glorious years. That love-hate relationship quickly turned into all love, laughter and life lessons.

1. Have Fun

Quite obviously shown above in the photo, my baby brother and I have fun with each other all the time. He may just be my best friend, with his comforting words when he knows I'm sad- or just stubbed my toe- or his tickles that make me giggle like no other. I can always count on my best friend to make me laugh and have fun with me.

2. Manners Manners Manners

Having a younger sibling that follows you around and acts like a mocking bird, helps you to quickly reevaluate your actions and sayings. Having my brother, Brody, around helped me to freshen up on my mannerisms. I would frankly be embarrassed if we were to go out and he didn't say thank you or please when necessary. My father, however, took manners to the next level, the boyfriend material level... all before the age of four. When I venture out of our home with Brody or our dad and Brody, Brody always holds the door for me and anyone else coming up. There is something to be said for a child with manners.

3. Patience

Young children are always a test to your patience, no matter who they may be. Little brothers especially have a way to make sure they get on their sisters nerves. And although he may( definitely does) get on my nerves, he has taught me to take a moment and think about my own feelings and how easily or quickly I am getting annoyed and reevaluating my emotions to better myself and Brody. I have learned patience beyond my wildest dreams and hope to put them to use one day with my own curtain climbers.

4. Most Importantly... Love

Have you ever seen a child go crazy just at the fact they get to sleep in your bed. Or, when their eyes light up at the word "ice-cream" You better understand and appreciate love when you have someone there to experience everything for the first time and fall in love with every new experience all over again. Children have a great capacity to love and care for one another and my baby brother has taught me that sometimes we get what we don't think we needed and gain a lot from the experience.

To the brother I know and love, I hope your lessons to me can be a reminder or lesson to someone else. Happy fourth "Bird day!" Your sister loves you like no one else!

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