Within the end of my freshman year coming to a close ( wow I cannot believe I’m already saying that!!!) I have been feeling EXTRA nostalgic! To help myself cope and to reminisce on all the amazing times that these past two semesters have brought me I thought I would share some of my highlights, along with a few tips I learned along the way! But of course these two semesters were JAM PACKED so for today’s blog let’s focus on the first semester…..
To throw it allllllll the way back, I had to start with a memory that started my freshman year off with such a fun time! The orientation carnival is one of my favorite memories to date! I can still remember the excitement, nerves and stomach pains from all the free fried oreos I ate!
After this came my first semester classes that brought along some amazing friendships, role models, and mentors with it!
Mixed in throughout this first semester were plenty of sporadic adventures, late night cookout runs, all nighters, lib cafe bagels, and dh trips. These small moments are also where I feel like I learned the most valuable lessons. Get to know people truly, say yes, step out of your comfort zone, get involved in what you’re passionate about, and try new things.
Homecoming brought more carnivals (and fried oreos) and the greatest depiction of what it’s like to call Furman home. Then came soccer games, basketball games, fall break, birthday celebrations, friendsgivings, and topped everything off with my first ever college finals.
To be honest I thought the finals were going to be the hard part, but it was actually packing up the suitcase and saying goodbye to Furman and all the incredible friends ( because a month truly is a LONG time to go without seeing the people you’ve become the closest with).
And just like that, an entire semester is complete. If it taught me anything it’s that the saying, “time flies when you’re having fun” it 1000000% accurate. But lucky for us, there’s more to this year… So if you’re looking for someone to finish this flashback, I’m your girl, next week 😉 -Rosemary Cruse