End of Semester Thoughts

Wow. Exactly 1 year ago today I decided on attending my dream university, High Point University. The time has seriously flown by. It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm room for the first time and so excited to meet new people and spend time with the ones I already knew. Today was the last day of my first semester of Freshman Year, and let me tell you, things have changed more than I realized.

From Relationship to Single

This one was a bit of a shocker at first. I spent all summer and the first 2 months of school with my new boyfriend. He was going to the same school. This relationship was great, but it ended rather abruptly towards the end of October. I can’t say it isn’t weird being single, because it is. However, this has given me the opportunity to find myself and get to know my friends even better.

4.675 High School GPA to 3.78? GPA in College

Grades haven’t come out yet, but as long as I did well on my exams I should be able to pull off a 3.78 GPA for my first semester. Its strange to me not having all A’s, but I was expecting that going into college. It hasn’t discouraged me at all, but rather made me realize that I am going to have to work harder for A’s in college.

18 to 19 Years Old

My birthday is in November, so while I still feel the same age, I am actually 19 now. This is even more reason for me to start taking care of myself (working out, eating healthy, being independent, etc.). This will be one of my goals next semester and beyond.

Growing More Outgoing

Sure, I’m still quite a reserved person, but I have grown far more outgoing than I have previously been. I’ve been to parties, I’ve talked in class, I have never eaten dinner alone, etc. I never really saw myself growing in this way, but I clearly have.

Learning and Having a Growth Mindset

Over the past semester, I have come to believe that everyone can grow. There is not a set intelligence that we are born with. We can grow as we learn and become more intelligent.

Overall

I have changed a lot over the past semester, and I wouldn’t change any of it. It taught me many valuable lessons.

Stay Golden,

Emily

 

 

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