Coming to a Close

03.25.2014 | Campus and Community

It is so hard to believe that I have one month of school left. How did that happen?! Where did the past four years go?! Every time I blog I am reminded of my Freshman self (as my picture is from my Freshman year).

As a Freshman I was still not quite sure who I was.  I was quiet and unsure of a lot of things.  Who did I want to be? What did I want to do throughout my time at UD? It seemed like there were endless possibilities that were overwhelming.

I came to UD under the impression that it would help me grow academically and would help guide me towards my goal of earning a degree in Education and eventually becoming a teacher. But, as a Senior, I have realized that college is about so much more than earning a piece of paper saying that you are qualified for a particular line of work.

Things that I have learned at UD, NOT relating to my major:

  1. I enjoy being involved and holding exec positions.  I never thought that I would end up being in a professional fraternity, let alone two, and holding positions such as secretary, pledge educator, and social chair.
  2. I have a strong interest in health and wellness.  Freshman year I started showing my friends how to strength train.  Junior year I had the opportunity to become certified as a personal trainer and work as a personal trainer into my Senior year. 
  3. My study abroad experience has taught me to become comfortable with diversity as well as have more empathy for our population of international students. It has also shown me that I can be independent and self-sufficient.
  4. I have learned to pay bills, budget my money, manage my time, and run a household.
  5. I’ve learned how to tell who are your true friends and who are not
  6. I’ve learned who I am and who I am not.

And each time that I look at that picture on my section of the blog, I think of how I really had no idea of all of the things that I was going to learn and all of the difficulties that I would overcome.  When that picture was taken, I was just an innocent Freshman, excited about a new job and new possibilities.

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