Freshman no more?

I finally finished my first year of college with my last final on Monday the 9th of May, then headed home on the 10th.

Wow!! I cannot believe it! Going into college on my first day I was super excited and beyond nervous. Was I going to like my roommate, my classes? Would I make friends or be stuck in my dorm 24/7? These and many more questions ran through my head during the first few months of college. In the end my freshman year turned out pretty solid. Yeah, there may have been some bumps along the way, but all in all will be a year I hope to never forget.

I still remember the first time I met one of my best friends and future roommate for sophomore year! My grandma and I had to wake up super early to drive to Moorhead for the NSO(New Student Orientation) at MSUM. Once we arrived we found a table to sit at and had breakfast. Later in the morning someone who was helping with the NSO event told us “kids” to sit at a table with one another, no parents allowed. I was so nervous and worried I was going to sit by someone who either didn’t like to talk or didn’t click with me. I suddenly saw this girl sitting by herself, looking calm and like she would be nice. I honestly believe this was Gods’ doing. Him and His crazy, awesome plans! I headed over to her table and once we said “Hi” I knew I had made the right choice! That “Hi” led up to tears, hugs, laughter, and many memories over the year that I will treasure forever. I cannot wait to see what next year has in store for the both of us. Thanks for being you Linnea!

It’s crazy to think that next year I will be in the same positions as my SOC leaders, Skyler and Madi, were when I was a freshman. Without their welcoming hearts and fun and caring personalities, transitioning into Freshman year would have been a lot harder.

Also a big shout out to the Business Learning Community and 3rd floor West Snarr, we were the best Snarrnians around! I hope I won’t forgot any of you. You helped my first year experience of college and living on campus go wonderfully, fantastic. Good luck to you all in your future endeavors!  OH! and can’t forgot my South Snarrnians! Spent half the time with y’all and didn’t even live there. Love you guys!

Also I am so thankful God brought Chi Alpha into my life. For many of you who don’t know what Chi Alpha is, it is a Christian Fellowship put together with the help of the First Assembly Church in Fargo. Without Chi Alpha I don’t think I would have met the amazing people I did and wouldn’t have had the most spectacular Bible Study group that I was given. I also wouldn’t have grown as much in my relationship with God as I would have without them.

I could go on and on with how many amazing people I met, so I better stop before this turns into a book.

Freshman year made me grow in ways I never imagined I would. Freshman was one heck of a roller coaster ride that I wouldn’t mind going through again. This year has helped me become a more confident person. To experience life you need to jump out of your comfort zone sometimes. Most of the time you end up regretting what you didn’t do. So, the next time you feel yourself jumping away from a new experience you know you’ll regret not doing, jump out of whatever is holding yourself back. Jump out of that bubble that is “keeping you safe.” This would be my main advice for you!

Since I had way too many photos to post throughout the blog, I decided to make a little video on YouTube for you all. Enjoy! 🙂

Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/_LX27XLLGvQ

#GoDragons #MSUM

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