But one of the biggest adjustments I had to go through from high school to college was studying for finals. I can't lie, high school was easy for me and I made the mistake of not studying for AP Exams (don't do what I did, kids; your parents pay for that ish). So I thought I'd round up some of the things I keep in mind during this point in the semester.
14 Things I Wish I Knew Before My College Graduation
You’ve picked out the perfect sundress to wear under your gown. You’ve decorated your cap. You splurged an insane amount of money on a fancy frame for your diploma. It’s official. You’re graduating!
But a concern I've heard from incoming students is: how do I get involved?
Joining clubs, making friends, finding your niche is the key to finding your place in college. Fortunately, I moved into a phenomenal suite of girls and some of them are still my best friends, so there's no doubt that you still need to expand your network when possible!
I was chatting with a girl in my class tonight about some of the best classes I've taken here at Carolina, so without further ado--my top five:
The other night, I was at dinner with some friends and we were talking about the myth of senior year because the number one thing people said to us this summer?
"Enjoy your year. It'll be great."
We're not disputing that--it's been a blast so far. We've established our friend group, we've (seriously) upgraded our living conditions, we're all 21, we feel more and more like "adults" while still staying safely in college. It's a good place to be.
But it's also hard.
Here we are. At the end of another semester.
Every semester at Carolina, I get a little bit more nostalgic. I've been counting down the semesters since the first one began and the thought of only one more seems unreal.
This semester flew by, honestly. So much happened in such a short period of time that I hardly know where to start.
I meant to start writing this last week but then the Synapse article came out and I got entirely overwhelmed by so much love and support from so many amazing people that...a week later, here we are.
Confession: I have the biggest weakness for conferences. I love going and learning and meeting new people. Our team is already planning for Summit (anyone know any good airbnbs in Nash that can host 16+ people?) and I've been researching HESA conferences for my internship, so I've been thinking a lot about them lately. :)
I am now officially a senior in college. That almost feels too weird to write. It's so hard to believe that I've already spent an amazing three years at one of the best places in the world. Graduation feels so imminent, but at the same time, so far away.
This year was so amazing and everything I could have wished for, really.
The other half of my tribe are these four amazing girls. We hardly ever go a day without talking and our Friday nights spent over pizza and dessert are always one of the highlights of my week. <3
Other crazy fabulous things that have happened this school year:
--- Starting to ride again!
--- Joining Embody, becoming a trainer, and becoming co-chair. I get to work with some of the most amazing, passionate people and I can't wait for next year!
--- Ahhh, Beachbody! It's unreal to me that I just did the Fix for the first time in January and have only been on this journey since. Hitting Emerald in March was such a wake-up call for me--it's the point where I committed to this, to my coach, to myself. I've loved getting to see others make positive changes in their own lives and see them really dig deep and do some amazing soul searching. It's good stuff, for sure.
--- NYC with my best friend. The trip of a lifetime, y'all. We slept out on 48th St--and in a crappy hostel, met some amazing people, saw SNL performed in studio (watch Saturday Night on Hulu and cry about it with me), and stood in Times Square at 2am.
(New SNL friends!)
There's so much more, but it's absolutely impossible to encompass it all in one post. So here's to you, senior year. May you be even bigger and better.