The First Semester Of My Freshman Year At College
Start writing a post
Student Life

The First Semester Of My Freshman Year At College

How they were some of the best days, and some of the worst days.

23
The First Semester Of My Freshman Year At College
Glassdoor

My first semester of freshman year at college was a long one. I made friends, lost friends, got lost walking to class, did really well on some exams and not so great on others. Some days flew by and before I knew it, it was 2 am and I was sitting around a room full of new friends without a care in the world. Others, it could be 2 pm and I was having my third of four meltdowns of a day that seemed to last forever.

My first couple weeks were full of long days and longer nights. Classes were "easy," and the weekends consisted of friends and sleeping, only. It was strange living in a suite full of girls who were strangers only a month ago, and the people on my floor who I now consider family barely knew my last name. The "oh crap, i'm in college," feeling hit me in the morning, afternoon, and night.

The middle of the semester was just confusing. I had my first college exams, and I had not the slightest inclination of how to study for them. I got sick for the first time without my parents there and had again, no idea what to do about it. The initial excitement of college was winding down, and all of those people I met the first or second week I didn't see much.

Now the semester is coming to a close, and I finally understand how much time and effort needs to be put into work. I know places to study that will be quiet enough for me to hear myself think, and I can navigate campus without making my walk ten minutes longer than it needs to be.

This semester was full of ups, downs, and surprises. Now I'm home for break, and while it's enjoyable, I'm counting down the days until I can go back. As much as I love being home, there's nothing like eating pizza, complaining about your classes, and laughing with your friends.


Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Black History Month? Try Black History Year

What does Black History Month mean to you?

657
madamenoire

African Americans have done so much and will forever be remembered for their accomplishments. In my opinion, there is no such thing as Black History Month. All year, we should celebrate the amazing poetry, music, inventions, and accomplishments that has surfaced over the last 100 years. Let's take a look...

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

A TikTok Ban? Nope, That's Not Happening

We've seen this movie before with the popular social media app.

3440
tiktok

Here we go again. There's a groundswell of support to ban TikTok in the United States.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Check out what's trending on Odyssey!

3990
writing on a page with a hand holding a pen as if the person is beginning to write something
c1.staticflickr.com

Looking for some inspiration to kick off your Monday? Check out these articles by our talented team of response writers! From poetry to tips for manifesting your dream life, there's something for everyone.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Exploring the Superbowl's Historic 50 Year Legacy!

Building up to next Sunday

4550
football game
astros / Flickr


The Superbowl is the biggest football event of the year, and the 50-year history of the competition has seen a lot of memorable moments. The event first began in 1967, when the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game was played in Los Angeles. Since then, the NFL has grown from a small regional competition to an international phenomenon. Over the course of the last 50 years, the Superbowl has seen some amazing plays, memorable moments and incredible records. This includes Tom Brady's record of five Superbowl titles, the first time the Patriots won three consecutive championships, and the Steelers' record of six Superbowl titles. The event has also become a cultural phenomenon, with millions of people tuning in each year to watch the big game. There are now commercials, halftime shows, and other events that make the Superbowl a true American spectacle.

Keep Reading... Show less
11 Genres Of Music That Originated From Black Culture

Numbers don't lie, up in the charts many times, black culture has defined the music industry. Music is a worldly language that can be understood by people all over the world. You bet black culture has taken over the music industry, but not from the way you may think. I'm not talking about their prominent presence in the rap game, but the origins of eleven different genres of music. Black culture is always using their heritage and ancestral knowledge to transmute the current energy to a higher frequency. Personally, I'm not surprised that many of these music genres have originated from black culture. Thankfully, I've been able to grow up in a diverse environment. I can only thrive in a diversity of friends.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments