My Freshman Year Self

Thinking about my past four years at Auburn and trying to think of what I would tell my self coming into freshman isn’t really crazy, in fact I can’t think of anything. The past four years of school have been the best four years of my life. I have never been happier, and I think the way everything happened was for a reason and was meant to occur the way it did. As wild as that sounds I wouldn’t go back and change anything. Of course, I wish I didn’t drop a class or two (because that would of save my parents some money) or tell myself not to take chemistry my sophomore year. But thinking back to moving into the dorm room I was a little nervous, but I think it was because I knew way back then I was ready for this college thing and everything would work out the way it should.

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            Since there isn’t anything, I would tell myself, but I think there are a few things incoming freshman should know. Remind yourself that you can handle anything that is thrown your way whether its classes, friends or the boy or girl you are talking too. And that you will also have your mom or dad or a friend from home, just a quick phone call away. I would also tell incoming freshman to sit back and breath. That advantage of those four years or so, because they go by so quickly and there is no need to stress. Make sure to get out of your dorm room or do homework in the dorm hall lobby instead of the library or your room. Just get out of your room and go make friends. The people I have meet here at Auburn, are some of my best friends and are people I can’t imagine my life without them. It’s going to be weird when we graduate, and we are all in different cities. So that being said, take advantage of being in the same city as some of your closest friends.

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I remember my freshman year like I just started yesterday. My parents helped me move in, went to target about 10 different times and we ate at Niffers (started my addiction for corn nuggets and fried pickles).  At the start of every school year I always would wish I could start over. I have loved my experience at school and would not change it for anything.

I learned a lot about myself during my freshman year and I continued to learn about myself as I went through college. In my last two year, I learned what exactly I want to do when I graduate. So, I guess if I could go back to tell myself one thing when I was a freshman it would be, not to stress about what you want to do because you will know what and where you want to go after you walk across the stage getting you diploma.

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