I just finished my first quarter of my first year of college!
And good news, I’m alive 🙂
At first, I was quite intimidated and overwhelmed by the massive amount of assignments grocery-listed on the many-paged syllabus. However, after a few weeks of adjusting, I was soon on a roll. Now this roll has concluded with the termination of finals (or should I say defeat of finals?) and I am so ready for the next quarter!
All I can say is that I am loving college and I am beyond grateful to be in this stage of my life right now.
I am 18 years old and to me, it is mind-boggling that I’m already done with a quarter of my freshman year in college.
When I was younger, I could never picture myself as one of those college kids living away from her parents and having classes at random times unlike high school. Now I am one of those kids and I can truly say I love being a college student.
One of the greatest rewards of being a college student is the feeling after finals.To have finals done with is not only a weight lifted off my shoulders, but a gold pin clasped into my sash. It is a symbol that I made it through my first quarter. It represents not only my academic [and mental] survival, but the plethora of knowledge I have attained during the past ten weeks here. Reflecting on my classes, I can honestly say that I learned more than I ever did in ten weeks in high school. My professors were probably the coolest and most sweet and energetic instructors I’ve ever had, and I am so grateful to be attending this university!
I am also so thankful for the people I have met here.
Whether or not they are the students who brew my decaf pour overs at midnight or 8 am, the students who I sit with in class, or the students who live within my dorm, each and every one of them has been so kind and sweet. So, to all of you who I have met this quarter, thank you for bringing a smile to my face and making my day and experience here ten times better.
The last experience for which I am thankful for is the scenery here. Whether it is morning, day, or night, the sky here is always breathtaking. At times filled to the brim with deep blue, or dabbed with plump clouds, or stitched with brilliant stars, the sky never fails to stimulate my nerves and appreciation for this world.
Also, the rolling hills here– how green and refreshed with life are they now. The cows now have an abundance of lush green grass to feed on and the laughing goats can now be quieted with the new green land (or not).
For the past ten weeks, I have been able to discover a new world outside of myself, and I am loving it.
I hope that all of you find ways to appreciate this wonderful life we are privileged to live in everyday.
There is no greater life to live than this present one, so indulge in its beauty– whether you find it in academics, other people, or nature, make sure that you take advantage of your opportunities in life and cherish each one! 🙂
Happy holidays 🙂