Being the first freshmen to touch the bell at Convocation Ceremony must have really brought good luck because this year summed up in one word is perfect. I’m not sure if it was celebrating our conference victories as a team, or watching all my friends slowly leave campus one by one, or watching the seniors walk across that stage at graduation, or take one last look at my room as the RA took our keys and closed the door, but it hit me that freshmen year is finally over and I’m going to miss SNC a lot! This year has gone by so fast and I don’t know about the rest of my class, but this year was amazing! I feel like I have grown so much over the past year. I have become more confident in myself and my abilities and I feel like I can do just about anything. I never thought as a freshman I could win Vice President of my school or run track on a collegiate level. I never thought that I would sing in a choir and for other people or be so good at meeting people and making friends. I never thought most of all, that the people I met this year would change my life as much as they did.
I know we talk about Communio a lot at Saint Norbert, but I never thought it would be so easy to get so involved in a community and have it become your home in one year. It was great being on the track team and traveling to different states to compete. I’m going to miss being in a track family with Katherine Larson, Andrew Hull, and Danielle Krause. I’m going to miss hanging out in Mad/Lor with Tori and Alex and yelling around during intensive quiet hours during finals week or jamming out in the campus center or playing Blitz ball with Sean, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Danny, and Becca. I know I have three more years of college ahead of me, which during the time will feel long, but if this year is an indicator of how those years are going to go, it’ll be over before they even begin!
School being over isn’t all negative. Been waiting for it and it is finally here: SUMMER! I need a break for sure. This summer is going to be a blast. I’m going to use the rest of May as a month for relaxation and can’t wait to go see a bunch of my friends graduate from high school! For a part of the summer, I’m going back to SNC to be an FYE mentor! I’ve been waiting for this ever since I went to orientation last summer as a freshman. Then I’m going to be a camp counselor at a summer camp called Camp Wow. Also, taking a trip to New York, visiting family, and going camping with friends. This summer is going to be fun, but I’m not going to get any sleep. 2012 bring it on! Sophomore year’s going to bring some big things to come and I’m ready for them…..I think = ? Well until next year, readers enjoy the summer, don’t tan too much, and stay out of trouble. ENJOY!