It’s kind of a shock to say that I’ve almost made it through my first year of college. I have worked my butt off to make it to this point, but it’s almost done. It’s 75 degrees outside – that’s how close summer is. It’s been one amazing journey, if I do say so myself. I’m trying to finish up all of my work that is due before Easter break so that I can be well prepared for finals week.

Believe it when people say college will go fast. You’ll be busy, and sometimes you’ll forget where all the time went. It may sound cliché, but I feel like I was a senior in high school looking for a college just yesterday. And here I am now, almost done with my first year.

I have made a lot of friends this year, even friends that I am going to be living with in Harborview on-campus apartments next semester. And boy, have I done a lot of work. But I feel very accomplished after it all. What’s even better is I got a work study job toward the end of the semester. I have become involved in some clubs and organizations, I was invited to join the Phi Eta Sigma honor society, I have pretty good grades and – most importantly – I am still alive.

The whole point of this blog is that if I can make it, then anyone else can make it. I was so worried about the pressures of going to college and I made it. As I reflect back on what I have achieved by being on my own, I feel like I can tackle anything now. It’s almost funny to look back at how worried I was leaving my comfort zone.

It’s been a crazy year – that’s for sure. But it’s also been a great experience. You’re going to learn a lot of amazing things in college. Some of those will be from friends and professors, and some of them will be learned on your own. This past year I have developed into myself and actually discovered myself a little bit. Trust me when I say this: you’re going to be fine!


You’ve had a chance to hear what the end of freshman year is like from David. Are you interested in what the beginning of the year is like? Read freshman theatre & communication arts major Matt Germeyer’s guest blog about coming to college.