With two weeks left of my first college semester, I realize how fast time has gone by. I have already experienced so much this semester, and I am grateful for my time at this wonderful university. I was hired by the on-campus student newspaper, and my knowledge of journalism and human interaction continues to expand with each day.
I find myself less nervous to approach people, and my overall confidence has grown tremendously. Being so far from home has allowed me to create myself apart from family and develop a better understanding of my self identity. However, I am excited to go home for the break and spend quality time with friends and family.
November was a very busy month for me. I spent my time studying for classes, going to various sporting events, building relationships, developing good habits and planning for the future. I also had to learn about confrontation and standing up for myself, even when it is the difficult thing to do. College offers valuable and practical life lessons through experience, and I am thankful for all the lessons I have been learning.
At times, the amount of activities I became involved in seemed overwhelming, but despite that, I would not change a thing about the month. Some of my favorite moments of November include attending a live taping of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," meeting new and interesting people through newspaper interviews, exploring my new city and visiting the ice rink to figure skate for the first time in seven months.
This has been a semester of growth, and I look forward to the semester to come. I am taking every opportunity I can to learn something new.
I am an aspiring photographer, writer, and adventurer. I love the outdoors and I love to tell a great story with pictures!