On Sunday, I was flipping through the Target ad and came across the dorm section and that is when all the feels hit. It has already been a year since I was spending my own hard earned money (so proud of this) on all of my dorm decor and necessities. It has almost been a year since my mom and I drove two hours from home to move me into the place that I knew pretty much nothing about. Not only was I terrified to be away from home, but I was also terrified to be living with a complete stranger for the next 9 months of my life.
As many of you know, I lucky got to get out of that terrible situation a little bit after the spring semester had begun. Let’s just say my roommate was definitely not what I had envisioned. With the help of my new best friend and roommate, I was able to have one of the best years away from home, which is what I am missing most. Alanah instantly became one of my best friends. When starting college, you always expect that you’ll meet a couple of awesome friends and I did, but I never envisioned I would have met someone like Alanah. We pretty much spent every second together of our freshman year of college and I would not have had it any other way. What I am also missing most is all of the nights we would lay in our bunk beds laughing our heads off, the spontaneous trips to who-knows-where, and every other second in between. Although we never went out much with other friends, we always had the time of our lives in that tiny, hot dorm room.
Youtube is a place that I like to spend most of my time at and always has been. Last year, I would watch dorm haul after dorm haul. I have watched a few this year, but it will never be the same. Living in a dorm building was by far the best experience I have ever had. It took me out of my shell that I had been in for the 18 years previous to moving in. It also brought me together with some people that I could never imagine myself even speaking to, which was a great part as well. Although I didn’t get along with everyone, I learned to appreciate everyone in a new and unique way.
What I greatly miss from my freshman year was the constant schedule that I was in. Wake up, get ready, go to class for a couple hours, come back and relax, eat dinner, then go to the gym and shower. College or shall I say, Alanah, helped me to begin such a healthy beauty routine as well. The food intake was probably the worst and best part of my freshman year. Our dining hall had the best breakfast, but anything else, you wouldn’t even want to look at. Okay, okay, maybe it wasn’t that bad, but let’s just say Alanah and I spent a lot of time at the Pizza Hut on campus.
My freshman year of college was amazing, but I definitely do have some regrets from my first year. The thing I regret most was not going out enough with all of my friends and being more social. I had a bubble and I stuck to it most of the time…don’t we all? I feel as if I couldn’t wait for the year to end, but as I look back right now, I see that the year flew by faster than I could have ever imagined. There are so many bits and pieces of my year that I can remember if I think hard enough, but what I remember most is how fast time went by.
I have always been well off in school and is something that I am proud of. Making good grades was something that I did great at this last year. Maybe it was just because all of my classes were gen. eds or that I did every ounce of homework given to me (DO YOUR HOMEWORK PEOPLE, IT WILL ADD UP). What I don’t understand though, is that I almost never studied. People say that studying is one of the biggest parts of college, but I feel as if I lacked on that end. I wish I would have studied more and really sucked in all of the material so I would remember it even after I left. But I don’t.
All in all, I am so happy that I made the decision to go away for my freshman year of college and chose the college that I did. It is definitely something that I will remember forever!
How was your freshman year of college?!