The College Experience: Farewell Freshman Year

by - 11:06 AM

It's official: my first year of college is over. I've passed all the exams, handed all my reports in before the final deadline, received the remaining credits. All the Is are dotted and all the Ts are crossed. I've been looking forward to this day for weeks, but now I feel a little lost...


A lot has happened over the course of the year. I remember how nervous I was on the first day: I almost threw up on the bus on my way to college. I did not enjoy that day: I hadn't met my best friend yet, so he couldn't calm me down, and one of my old friends just said: 'Stop whining, you're awesome.'
In the end there was no reason to be nervous and before I knew it I'd made a bunch of new friends.
It was a funny year, in which I almost got stuck in a revolving door, learnt a little Mandarin and went to Vienna.
Even though it wasn't all fun, I can look back on my freshman year with a big smile. I'm not that nervous little girl who didn't want to go to college anymore. I think I grew up - but only a little.

When I take a look around my room I see the traces of freshman year. My backpack looks a little more battered than it did last summer. My wall is now covered in postcards from Vienna. There's a pile of pictures and drawings on my desk from the time I had to tell about my hometown in German. There are cinema tickets for German movies, lists with verbs and even some animal stickers I picked up in a museum for a friend of mine, before I came to my senses and remembered he lives on the other side of the world. There are tons of group selfies with my classmates on my phone, a couple of posts on this blog about all the awesome things I did this year. All those little things tell the story of my freshman year. When I put them all together, the story they tell is a good one :)

In September I'll start my sophomore year, with new subjects, new teachers, a new internship (at my old high school) and the power to boss freshmen around. I'm looking forward to it, but for now I'm just going to sit back, relax and enjoy the summer.

Stay Awesome!

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  1. Congrats, Envy! Happy Summer! x
    ~ Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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  2. Well done for making it through your first year! I'm going to be terrified once it's my time, but it seems like a good experience. :)

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    1. It's a great experience and believe me, everyone is horrified the first couple of days :P

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  3. Congrats! It's amazing the amount of things and changes that can happen in one year. Time gives us experiences like that.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Thank you! So much has changed over the past couple of months even, I can barely wrap my head around it :P

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  4. It's really interesting how I read this post and I felt like I had gone through the same things with you (it's probably because of how you wrote posts through out the year and the twitter updates every now and then).
    Like, I'm reading and I say to myself "Oh yeah! I remember this happening- and that too!"
    Thanks for building us a window into your amazing life :) you deserve this summer break! Can't wait to see how fast you get bored of relaxing in summer and get back to cooking up more awesomeness :D

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    1. It was great having you and the others of #spacepoliceradio with me along the way. If it weren't for you I wouldn't have survived that internship!
      I think I'm going to do the same thing next year :)
      As for the boredom, it kicked in a day or two ago :P

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  5. Wow! Congratulations for having such an kickass year and for being so awesome! :)n
    This is so relatable!
    I can totally relate to what you're saying!
    Each year, no matter how bad or great it may be, ends up being memorable, especially college years!
    Have an amazing summer ahead!
    Stay awesome as ever,
    Much love,
    Archie <3

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    1. Haha, thank you :)
      I hope to next three years are going to be even better than this one. And without the bad moments, the good moments wouldn't have looked so good :)
      Hope you have an amazing summer too!

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  6. Congrats! I was done with my freshman year of college in April, and my second year starts in a week.
    I didn't make a lot of friends, to be honest, because I'm very picky when I comes to friendships. But I certainly did make a lot of wonderful memories, and I can't wait to go back and see what the future holds for me.

    Great blog, by the way! :)

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    1. Maybe you'll make a lot of friends this year, I know that I always make more friends during my second year at any place :P I didn't make a lot of close friends, but I hope to get to know some of them a lot better during sophomore year and make some more awesome memories :)
      Thank you for all your kind comments :)

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  7. It seems like a lot of stuff happened to you in this past year! The more I read about your college experience, the more excited I am about going to university this fall. :))

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