I arrived back from Thanksgiving break today, but it was bittersweet to see it end. Especially now that I know that there is only 2 weeks of classes left and then a week of finals. It’s a pretty scary and intimidating time for a freshman! However, it is kind of nice returning from break knowing that in 3 more weeks we get another break .
Coming back to campus was nice! I hadn’t realized how much I missed this place – no matter how nervous I am about finals and all the homework and studying ahead of me. This campus has become a second home to me and all the friends I have here feel the same way. It’s like a reunion when everybody comes back after being away for a while.
When I got back this afternoon, the entire campus was decorated for Christmas. It was a very pretty sight and it made me feel even more at home. Even before Thanksgiving in the early mornings, you could hear Christmas music playing from someone’s dorm room.
The closer we come to the end of this semester, the more excited I get for Spring semester. Even though I’m looking forward to that nice long break in a few weeks, I’m really pumped about the classes I’m taking next semester. Though this semester has been a little bumpy, that’s one thing I am grateful for. I still love what I am studying and intend on sticking with it. I’ve encountered a lot of friends who aren’t so sure about their majors as they were before starting college. Studying journalism has only made me that more passionate about it. One of the most confusing things about college is figuring out what you want to do!
I believe that your career goals should be at the top of your list when looking into college. There’s no use wasting time and money somewhere that isn’t going to get you where you want to go. It’s okay to have a few options narrowed down as long as you’re evaluating the options ahead of you. Journalism was one of the biggest things that attracted me to UC when I was in high school. I’m definitely lucky that so far I’ve found all I could of hoped for. College is a huge commitment and can get overwhelming, but if your good days outweigh the bad then maybe you’re where you’re suppose to be.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.
Well Wishes- Tasha