As my freshman year of college comes to a close, and I prepare for next year, I cannot help but think about all the happy times I have experienced since August. Furthermore, I think about all the things that have gotten me through this year. Here is a list of what my freshman self needed, and will continue to need over the next three years.
Recently, I started listening to “Let It Happen” by United Pursuit and it has very beautiful song lyrics of “You’re full of life now / and full of passion / that’s how He made you / just let it happen.”
Regardless of your religious beliefs, I hope you agree that being full of life is a great quality to have. I know in college, it is not always easy to be that way. You may even be wondering, what does it mean to be “full of life?”
Contrary to what some people in academia may think, I do not believe education is the most important thing in life. In no way do I mean to suggest that education is useless; in fact, being a student throughout the course of my life has taught me more about life than I would have ever imagined. I also realize what a privilege it is to be able to attend school, especially at the university level.
In August, I could not wait to move into my freshman dorm. I was excited for the opportunities ahead of me and even the thought of wearing shower shoes did not seem too terrible. I listened to The Him’s “Feels Like Home” song almost every day during my neighborhood runs and I would dream about my upcoming life in Lynchburg. Honestly, the reason I chose to attend the University of Lynchburg was because out of all the schools I got accepted to, I felt like UofL could easily become my second home.