This year I will be going into my junior year of college— and wow, that feels weird to say. I know everyone you will ever speak to about college will say this, but college really does fly by. It doesn’t feel like it’s been two years and I sure as hell am not ready for real adulthood in just two more years. Over these two years, I have rediscovered myself, made amazing new friends, developed new skills and learned so many life lessons that I will carry with me long after I walk out of the Convocation Center, diploma in hand. 

Now that I am moved onto campus for junior year and am looking at apartments for my senior year, it is finally hitting me how soon college is coming to a close. I am starting to realize how these life-changing people I’ve met will be parting ways to do amazing things. It first hit me when I was on a long car ride and “I’ll Always Remember You” by Hannah Montana came on [this is cheesy, I know]. Every aspect of the song hit me so hard it brought me to tears. The lyrics to the sheer fact that the song is a near and dear part of my childhood. 

All of these realizations that have come to mind have led me to some reflection of my college experience.I need to take these next two years and cherish them. I have a hard time being present and living in the moment. It’s been something I’ve been trying to work on for a while, but it is super important to me that I be more present during these next two years. As time rolls on, I’ll start getting to my “lasts” and have to say goodbyes. I want to be able to fully enjoy every moment between now and then. 

College so far has been such an enjoyable experience and I am so excited to experience the rest of my journey . From the good to the bad, and everything in between, I’m going to cherish my junior and senior years with my people on this amazing campus.

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