With school starting in a couple of days, I begin to prepare myself once again with moving in and seeing all of my friends again. Like last year, I am moving in a week early from everyone else because of marching band fundamentals week. But as I get excited to go back, I reflect on a year ago when I moved in for the first time.

Here are a couple of reasons of how moving in for my sophomore year is different than my freshman year.

1. It's not my first time doing move in.

2. I am prepared to say goodbye to my family for a long period of time.

3. I know what I need to and what not to bring.

4. I know people on campus now.

5. I know what to expect during fundies week.

7. I know what the campus looks like and where places are.

8. I've lived on my own without my parents once.

9. I know that my parents are one call away.

10. I don't feel as nervous now as I probably did a year ago.