I can't believe that the summer has finally come to an end and we're all back again! Returning to school really does become more and more exciting as the years go by. Coming to the University of Colorado for the first time as a Freshman was an incredible experience filled with a plethora of questions: Will I make friends? How am I going to find my way around campus? When should I start becoming involved in activities around campus? Does everybody experience the Freshman 15 and am I going to be the next victim? (Unfortunately, I was). Sophomore year, the questions were more along the lines of: Do I have the time to run for leadership positions in my extra-curricular activities? That class that I took last year was fascinating, should I add a second major? Will I make more friends and be able to maintain the relationships that I had Freshman year? Which friends are living on the Hill and which are living on the other side of campus, and how do I get from one house to the other? Should I start to look for a job to finance my shopping addiction now that I know where to shop in Boulder?
Here I am Junior year, and the questions haven't stopped. This year, my questions that I had to as myself before the first day of classes were: How am I supposed to attend all of the meetings for my on and off campus activities while making time to see all of my friends from around the country that I haven't seen all summer? Where do I want to start student teaching and when should I start studying for my Teacher Licensure exam? How many times can I actually visit Target in one week? And, will I ever learn to cook for myself now that I'm living in an apartment?
As you can see, as we grow older, the questions never stop. It doesn't matter how old you are, what matters is that by the end of the year, those questions that you were so concerned about in the beginning will be answered through the new group of classes, friends, activities, and experiences, and speaking from my experiences, each year is better than the next.
Lots of love,