One of my first blog posts was about why I chose Ohio Northern University to be my home for the next four years of my life. I cannot believe that time has gone by so fast. I am not typically one to get very emotional, but there is something about leaving a large piece of you behind and moving on to the next thing. I decided to close out my final blog post with things that I took away from the year as I only have about a week left of my freshman year.
Time Moves Faster Than You Think
No matter how many pictures were taken, time will only continue forward and it seems to be moving faster. Before you know it college will simply be a small piece of your life with amazing memories that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy each moment while you have it, because time truly does go by fast.
You Don’t Have To Be The Same Person You Were in High School
Wow, this could not be any truer. This can be who you associate with, the type of grades you get and even clubs or organizations you join. Many freshman come in thinking that they must be perfect and grades are everything. Although grades are very important no one expects you to have it all together all the time. College is meant to be a challenge. If you are trying your best and putting your best foot forward, you have nothing to be ashamed of.
You Are Going to Meet Amazing New People
As much as I love my friends from back home, I am so thankful that God has truly blessed me new friends that have helped make college such and enjoyable experience.
You Will Miss Your Family More Than You Realize
I have always been a very independent person, but once I got to college I realized how much my parents did for me. I miss being able to talk to my mom at any given moment and hearing my dad give me advice all the time. By going away however, I truly believe that I have grown as a person.
Your Faith Can Grow
I have always been a faith base individual, but I have not felt as strong in my faith as I do now. Most people when they go to college lose their faith and their relationship with God becomes more distant. However, if you join the right organizations and surround yourself great people anything is possible.
Overall, I have truly loved my time at Ohio Northern thus far. The people here are amazing. I firmly believe that this is where I am meant to be. I can’t wait to see what the next three years have in store. Although I am going to miss aspects about my freshman year I am excited for the next chapter to open.