Where do I even begin when it comes to my Freshman year of college?
Well, the first few days of my college experience happened before school even started. I first got a feel for campus and was introduced to the people who are now my best friends during the week of Leadership Safari. Then came Welcome Weekend, and before I knew it, classes were starting on Monday. Now, its pretty safe to say that I was a bit overwhelmed with my transition to the workload that I had in my classes right off the bat. I had three papers due before the end of the second week of classes! Two things that I can honestly say have been my helping hand throughout it all though, are my family and my friends. The love and support of the people in my life have had such an impact on me, in more ways than I am able to explain in one blog post.
After I began to get in the swing of things, I began to become more involved on campus. I began attending meetings for Beta Alpha Psi, I tried out and now play for Club Softball, I volunteered at the 2015 Special Olympics Winter Games and did the Polar Plunge, and I attended to many functions through the Leadership Institute, such as Mentor-Mentee Retreat, Connections Conference, the Spark Leadership Series, LAS in the D, Spotlight, and Grad Ball. All of these experiences have collectively helped me to grow as a person and inspired me to seek out my passions, and I am so glad that I have been able to dive into these involvements right at the beginning of my college career.
I am so thankful for all of the experiences I have had as a part of my first year of college, and I am beyond blessed for all of the relationships that I have made. If I have just a small piece of advice for any incoming college freshmen, it would consist of two parts: 1) Don’t be afraid to branch out and try new things, and 2) If you ever think you’ll regret not doing something, do it! College is a great place to discover new things, as well as discovering yourself and your passions. And I can gladly say without any regrets that I have successfully made it through my Freshman year at Central Michigan University. FIRE UP CHIPS!