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To My Mississippi State Family Starting School In A Few Short Weeks - Don't Blink

As an alumnus who has been finished for almost two full years, I encourage you to cherish every moment because it goes by quickly.

To My Mississippi State Family Starting School In A Few Short Weeks - Don't Blink
Kady Cooley

I cannot believe that it has been almost two full years since I have graduated from the beautiful school that resides in Stark Vegas. When I transferred there in August of 2014 I had no idea at how quickly time would actually fly by. I blinked and two years later I am married, moved to a new town, and am beginning new adventures.

This will be you in no time, but for now, don't blink because when you do it'll be over.

Mississippi State has made such a massive impact on my life, and if you let it you will be able to say the same.

I have free shirts from almost every event. Don't let your family tell you that you have too many- you can never have too many. This is until you get married and your husband thinks you need to downsize.

Campus holds a multitude of events ranging from the beginning of the year all the way to the end. Take advantage of them all. Sure, it sounds like chaos walking through the school's organizations fair during the first week of school, but it is also where you will find and meet so many different people who may have the same interests as you. Plus, they give out free stuff. Who doesn't like free food, shirts, hats, and more?

I encourage you to stand in line for two hours before a football game and make sure you get a front row spot. I will never forget watching us become number one in the nation as Dak Prescott led us to beat Auburn my first year at State. I was sitting front row with some of the most amazing people I met at school.

Join a club or an organization.

I personally joined the BSU and spent two years growing with the sweetest people ever. I was always encouraged and had someone to talk to constantly. If I was bored all I had to do was call up some of my girls and we'd get together. We had weekly bible studies and more- life was never dull. If that's not for you there are more options than you can imagine- don't miss out.

School can be stressful and you shouldn't struggle alone. I met some of the best people during my time at State and no matter where life has brought us now I don't regret any of my time spent with them.

Whether you're a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior- hey, maybe you're a fifth year Senior or Grad student, there is so much to offer you. Don't allow yourself to get in the way of making some of the best memories of your life. Time flies by and it's important to understand that and take everything in while you can, but don't forget about academics.

Sit up front, pay attention, and get involved in class. Make friends with the ones who struggle to connect with others. Academics is what brought most of us to state and we must not neglect that, but we can continue to make memories through that.

So, to my bulldogs who are getting ready for a new year, Hail State and make this the best year yet!!!

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