Reflecting on Freshman Year

As I’m rounding the home stretch of my freshman year, taking exams, having heartfelt goodbyes, I’m reminiscing on all that has changed and impacted my life this year.

Wow is it hard to believe my first year of 6 as a college student is already over. I can’t believe it’s time to pack up my things and turn over my key.

I want to thank all of the people that have been with me through thick and thin. No matter what happened, no matter how many arguments we had, we always bounced back and came back stronger.

I especially want to thank my roommate for putting up with my endless anxiety attacks about school and just life in general, and for being there to go get meals with when I needed someone.

To my other friends, I won’t forget about you when I’m commuting next year. Thank you for the good times, the study groups, the late nights, and of course for just being there for me. We will have plenty of opportunities to hang out next year as well.

I haven’t made a ton of friends this year, but the friendships I have made have grown greatly over the year.

I also want to thank my family for always supporting me and allowing me to come home whenever I want because it is only a 45 minute drive. I couldn’t have made it through this trying year without you guys. I love you.

And of course to my boyfriend, although we had a rough few months, I’m so glad that we were able to move past it and come back stronger than we were before. Thanks for being there for me and a shoulder to cry on when I’m stressing.

I love each and every one of you.

Now academics..

Thank you to all of my science professors for continuously supporting me and pushing me to my limits. You have truly tested my strength this year, and it is official that I am never giving up on my dream of being a pharmacist.

Thank you to all of my other professors for making me realize that even though your class wasn’t a “major required” class it affected me as a person in ways I can’t even articulate. These classes have taught me that a well-rounded liberal arts education is extremely beneficial to students. I’ve learned more about the way I learn and interact with people than I ever thought I would.

This year has had so many ups and downs, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I may be commuting next year, but High Point University is and will always be my home away from home. I’d like to thank my university and its staff for making my freshman year such a memorable one.

Stay golden,

Emily

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