Friday, May 10, 2013

Freshman Year of College? Check.

Things have been CRAZY and I completely forgot about this blog once I started college. You know how busy college makes you? Well, I had an incredibly busy and AMAZING experience this past year. First semester was awkward, fun, stressful, and a learning-experience. I made so many new friends and really started to grow to be a part of the school.

Second semester was a different story. I overloaded on credits because I thought I could do it if I would just stay on top of my work. In addition, I really disliked all my classes because they were my last GenEds that I really had no interest in. And finally, just three weeks into the semester, I broke my ankle and didn't start walking until just two weeks ago. Needless to say, in one of the longest, coldest, and iciest Minnesota winters ever, crutches for three months did really not make my day. Any day.

Besides that, Freshman year was quite the experience. So many things made my day (there's just too many to write)! I have to say though, the one thing that made my day very memorable happened before finals week. It was my 19th birthday that Wednesday, and on Friday I had a surprise birthday party with all my closest friends. I had just come back from a community Mexican dinner in which I volunteered with a couple of my friends from Spanish class. They then dropped me off at my dorm afterward and 5 minutes later, two of my closest friends came in my room, wrapped a scarf around my eyes and told me to get in my wheelchair. At first I refused. I mean, after all that trauma I went through, why would I want to get back in a wheelchair? In the end, I agreed to, and they wheeled me across campus to the Humanities building where all my friends were waiting with presents, ice cream cake, and smiles. It started at 8:00pm and we played games (don't worry guys, I don't drink, so no alcohol!) and just talked for a good three hours. It was one of my best memories from college and the best way to end freshman year, with all my new friends right before finals week. That definitely made my day.

I'll be starting a job in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area this summer, so internet connection might be sketchy. I'll try to keep you all updated. For now, enjoy your summer and remember to appreciate the little things that make your day. :)

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