Starting A Club In My Freshman Year Of College Was Daunting, But It Has Turned Into My Greatest Memory So Far
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Starting A Club In My Freshman Year Of College Was Daunting, But It Has Turned Into My Greatest Memory So Far

The loss of free time and endless effort to start a club has turned into the best choice I have made in college.

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Many of us make numerous good, but mostly bad, decisions in college. We really find out what that the phrase "live and learn" truly means. I want to share about one of my experiences so far, as a freshman who came in during the COVID-19 pandemic, that has only bettered my college experience.

This may sound shocking to many, but deciding to start a Registered Sports Club on campus - three weeks into college - was the best decision I have made in my first four months.

Coming into school with only a few friends from high school, it was hard to meet new people and get involved in new activities. I found that many of the things I loved to do either conflicted with my heavy class schedule or just seemed too complex. At my school, we have a beautiful waterfront with many amenities - including sailboats. I got to campus and was shocked to learn that we did not have a Sailing Club, and so, this club became my baby.

The amount of effort and frustration that the start up of this club entailed was mind-boggling, but it helped me find friends in a time where distance from people is encouraged and starting college is difficult.

To this day, I have made numerous friends and connections due to the creation of my own club, and I have also been blessed with so many opportunities for more things I can be a part of. (Also, if you haven't been sailing, I highly recommend it!) I have found that it is often times the small, odd things we do that wind up reaping the greatest benefits. I thank God each and everyday for the headache that can be the FGCU Sailing Club because it continues to bring me joy in all aspects of my life.

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