Going into your freshman year can be terrifying; entering the unknown scares most people away. With paper after paper and endless homework assignments, it's no surprise that caffeine becomes your best friend. Aside from the hours of homework and the thought of the debt you're getting into, beneath this surface lies something much more rich than your school could ever be: the advancement of your mind and the way you view the world and being able to make memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. To freshman year of college, thank you for teaching me who is and isn't worth my time, how to find happiness and appreciate the little things and to be grateful for all days that begin with a beautiful sunrise and end beneath the stars. From you I have learned lessons in life that I have been searching so long and hard to find: surrounding yourself around good company, doing what makes YOU happy and only making time for the things and people that will help you grow. Thank you for teaching me that laughter truly is timeless, working hard now will only give you more time to appreciate the beauty and adventures in life later on, how to dance like nobody's watching and to be thankful for every moment made. You have blessed me with unforgettable memories and friendships that will last for a lifetime. To freshman year of college, thank you, for not only reassuring that committing to my school was one of the best decisions I've made in my life, but most importantly for helping me grow and shaping me into the best version I know of myself.