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05 May 2008 @ 08:30 pm
1st year  
So I was just browsing and thinking about this community.  How did each one of your first year of either college or work or whatever it is that you did go for you?  Did you gain the infamous "freshman fifteen", did you finally break out of your shell and become more outgoing?  How was the workload for everyone?

For me I had a blast this year.  It's crazy but I can't believe that the first year is over for me just about in a week.  Today was the last day of classes and now Finals start on Thursday for us.  I must say though that I am going to miss so many people in my dorm, I've made amazing friends and I can't believe that we've only been in school for 9 months but I felt like I knew them my entire life.  I must say I didn't change that much though, stayed the same but did become a little bit more outgoing and I didn't gain the freshman fifteen which I must say I am happy about. 
 
 
 
Angiesmartswimmer07 on May 7th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Well.....
I go to a HUGE university, and when I say huge, I mean huge. The workload was immense, but I'm a biochem major, and that's just how it is. Socially, life was tough. I lived in the smallest dorm on campus which would be great for making friends except one side of the hall got close and so did the other and I just didn't mesh with either side. I lived in triple, and my two roomates where part of what they liked to call the "Fletcher Five," five girls that were close. They always left notes for each other and said how much they missed each other and made plans right in front of me without including me. I don't drink and my whole dorm did, so that made the seperation worse. I tried to go to non-drinking functions, but there were so many people that it was hard to find friends, esp. when everyone was already in groups. Going back to my dorm was a nightmare, I just didn't want to deal with feeling miserable anymore. It wasn't that I wanted to be a part of their group, it was just the constant reminder that I didn't fit in. Fortunately for me, one girl in my dorm use to swim against me in high school, and we became close. She moved out for the same reason I hated it, but we stayed close and I eventually became close with her group of friends at the university. If it wasn't for her, I'd have minimal friends at the university. I'm rooming with her next year and I couldn't be more excited.
Moral of the story, join clubs that are suited to you and don't try to fit in with groups that you clearly don't fit in with, it's a waste of time.