Well folks, it’s been so much fun. I really cannot believe how fast the year has flown, and with graduation out of the way, it’s official. I’m no longer a freshman, fearful of college. I’m a sophomore taking summer classes and psyched for the adventures to come. The best has yet to arrive, y’all.
Some things I learned a long the way…
I packed too much. I really didn’t need as much as I brought. I never re-read those old birthday cards or touched those old books from home.
I didn’t prepare for the transition. While I was ready to leave high school, I wasn’t quite ready to leave my Youth group. I should have jumped into a few more activities, though I did make an honest effort to try out churches and clubs, which definitely helped the process. Even still, I know it could have been smoother.
I talked to others. When times were tough and classes were hard, when I was stressed to the max and afraid of the future, I turned to adults in the community I could trust. That was my biggest success: admitting I needed help.
We all need help. The college experience is not going to be what you expected, and even farther from perfect. But it has tremendous potential if you don’t give up too soon. So I hope you’ve enjoyed reading along as I journeyed this year, and I hope that you have a clearer picture of where you’re heading, wherever that may be.