Reflecting On The First Three Years Of College
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Reflecting On The First Three Years Of College

With senior year quickly approaching, it's important to think back on the last three years.

Reflecting On The First Three Years Of College

Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday I was anxiously waiting to move into my freshman year dorm, scared but also excited for what was to come. Little did I know that what was to come, was truly going to be the best years of my life. We always hear growing up that the four short years we spend in college are the best memories we will make; Sure, we may have thought that just a little bit, but finally experiencing college has made those statements into realities.

Freshman year started with awkward and uncomfortable conversations with everyone you meet for the first time, but knowing that everyone felt that way made you feel better. Leading up until the beginning of college, I always thought the idea of living in a dorm was so cool, everything you needed would be in this one small space you shared with a stranger; But, after about 3 months living in the Virginia heat with no air conditioning, I didn't think it was very cool anymore. Making friends wasn't hard, but finding those friends who would stay with you for the rest of your years was. It took a little while to find our place in the school, but we eventually got there.

Sophomore year came along, and the high school "sophomore slump" was no longer a reality in college. Living with 28 of my best friends, I was always surrounded by fun and enthusiasm to go do something interesting. Staying up every night until 2am in the basement talking about everything under the sun, sophomore year provided me with some of the best memories and experiences of college.

Then junior year came before we knew it, and we found ourselves confused of how we were already on our third year of college. The last two years went by extremely fast, but this year has been at an extreme speed. It hasn't been the most exciting year, but it's still been fun making new memories in our own houses, feeling like real adults living on our own.

Now, junior year is almost over which means it's time to start mentally preparing to be seniors. The idea of being seniors is scary to most people because they aren't ready for what will come after graduation; But, before I start thinking about that, it's time to start thinking about all of the fun that comes along with your last year of college. No longer caring about what anyone thinks, senior year comes with doing everything you've always wanted to do throughout your college years into one year. The thought of not doing something because you're too tired is no longer a thought that crosses your mind; Anytime I am asked to do something for fun, I will accept no matter what it is. Senior year is the time to make the most out of your college life, making sure you leave without any regrets. Senior year can be scary, but it can also be the best year of college if you let it.

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