End Of The Year!

End Of The Year!

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┬áto 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…

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How I Survived the Whirlwind of Sleep Deprivation, Stress, Cookies, and Bliss They Call Your “Freshman Year of College”

How I Survived the Whirlwind of Sleep Deprivation, Stress, Cookies, and Bliss They Call Your “Freshman Year of College”

As I am sitting here contemplating what to write for my post, I am starting to feel a little bit emotional. As we are coming to the end of our freshman year, I have been in denial. Now, it’s starting to hit me how much I will miss my hallmates and my roommate. At the beginning of the year, I honestly had no idea what to expect. Although my classes were much more difficult first semester, it was definitely easier…

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Oh Young Kalie…

Oh Young Kalie…

I thought I was so grown up pulling up to campus with my high hopes and dreams and what I thought was my brainiac of a mind and though I was so nervous, I was so excited to see what this school had to offer me. Since then I have learned a lot about myself, what my future career holds, and about the world. I can now look back and think wow I was so naive, but one thing that…

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Back to the Beginning

Back to the Beginning

Looking back on my freshman year, I can truly say that it was a solid start to my college career. Was it the best? Absolutely not. There were a couple of things that I would do differently to enhance my academics and just my overall experience. Starting with academics, there were so many times when I could have gotten a better grade on a paper, quiz, or exam. In high school, I really didn’t have to study to earn an…

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End of the Year Reflection

End of the Year Reflection

After making it through my first year I learned many things about myself as a person and life here at the University of Michigan. In the end of it all I really don’t regret anything that I did over the course of the year. Things happen for a reason and you just got to move on, cause whats done is done and there is nothing you can do about it. Over the course of the year, I struggled with keeping…

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It’s been real, umich

It’s been real, umich

I remember getting ready to come to college and everybody saying, “You’re going to change so much during your first year of college.” And I remember buying into that, and anticipating the changes that would happen to me over the next 8 months. Well, sike, they were all lying. You’re gonna come to college, you’re gonna meet some friends and go to class and eat food and generally do all of the same things you did in high school. So…

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Dear Aya: Don’t Be Afraid!

Dear Aya: Don’t Be Afraid!

This year has been an amazing journey for me. I definitely learned a lot more than I could have ever imagined in my first year of college. I remember at the beginning of the year being so scared for college and any screw-ups I may have during my freshman year will irreversibly ruin my life forever. I convinced myself that I would inevitably fail all of my classes if I pursued extracurricular organizations that I was interested in with the…

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The End?

The End?

College was my biggest challenge this year. I suppose I can say I overcame freshman year but I still have a few exams left so its not really over yet. I’m still alive so I guess that counts for something considering how many times I really thought I wasn’t going to make it through this year. Honestly, I don’t know what I would tell my past self. I don’t even know what to tell myself now. I guess I would…

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Obstacles

Obstacles

This year I learned that you should always follow your dreams. I had to over come what I thought my parents wanted for me. I overcam my fear of following my heart through prayer. I want to tell other hsspers to follow their first mind. To live for today and not tomorrow nor others.

Hey Vinny, this is a warning… Beware

Hey Vinny, this is a warning… Beware

This is what I would tell myself if I traveled back to the first days of moving in before freshmen year began. It would be in a handwritten letter, on white card stock with a fresh new black sharpie with a poorly drawn flower on the back of it: “Hey vinny, so you have already completed a summer =semester at the big U of M. It was really fun and great and satisfying. You really believe that these next two…

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