Now that I have completed my first year of college, I can say that I have learned a lot about myself, but I can also say that I am extremely proud of the accomplishments I have gained. I’ve learned that it is perfectly fine to change your mind and change it again and again. I came to college with a specific mindset and at first I was very distort with the thought of that idea changing; however, now that I have reached the end of the year, I now know that that change will be for the better and I will be much happier in the end. I made friends that I know I will be around for a long time while also learning the meaning of loyalty and friendship.
If I could talk to myself at the beginning of the year, I would simply say be patient. I would say this because in the beginning I was quick to find answers and didn’t allow the answers to find me and that caused a lot of stress that I encounter. The last thing I would also tell myself is that saying No is much easier than saying Yes. Overall, I wouldn’t change my first year for the world!