Wednesday, December 16, 2009

1st Semester. Freshman Year

As I lay here, clothes FINALLY packed and room clean I'm unsure of what to make of my first semester as a freshman in college. My first thought is that the whole semester was just a huge tweak! I partied more then I should of, got B's in classes I should have gotten A's, and of course fell for the wrong upperclassman guy. I mean I wouldn't have fulfilled the freshman "cliche" if I hadn't lol. Now I can beat myself up for all this (and trust me I have) but as I look back in retrospect it was all a learning experience that, I am essentially grateful for.

I have been in some pretty crazy situations, made some not so good decisions, and dealt with some pretty out there things this semester but most importantly I have learned ALOT. I have learned so much about myself, other people, and the world around me as a whole. I don't regret anything because with every L was a learned a lesson or gained experience that has changed who I am for the better. For this too I am grateful.

Don't get me wrong though, this semester hasn't been all bad. I have met some WONDERFUL people from all over the country. The friendships I have begun to build this first semester mean the world to me. I have had the opportunity to serve on student council as well as work for THE HILLTOP. The ONLY daily collegiate paper in the nation! I know it's early but it is safe to safe that I truly love my Hilltop! I have grown to have a better understanding of who I am, what I want in life, and what I need to get there.

As I lay here ready to depart for this world I have quickly grown accustom to, I leave with this: Every situation is what you make it, people will only treat you the way you allow them to, and most importantly just be yourself in everything you do (cliche I know). First semester at Howard University has been the most exciting, disappointing, wildest, confusing, emotionally tagging, amazing experience of my life and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I'm more prepared then ever for what college has to throw at me and I am excited to see what next semester brings my way!


  1. Sounds like my freshmen year. It all goes up from here!

  2. Souds really cool, it's not like here in france

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  4. great post! i cant wait to go to college!