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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. 
Allisonwaywardglances on May 6th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
Let's see.. my freshman year was full of ups and downs. I switched majors. I'm transferring schools next fall. I lost the 15 pounds instead of gaining it, mainly because my school food sucks so I don't eat a lot of it. I definitely came out of my shell. I managed not to murder my roommate (or her boyfriend). I made some great friends that I am actually going to be sad to leave on Friday. But yeah. Mostly, I'm just anxious to get back to my hometown. :)
kaluaru on May 6th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
It's been amazing. I actually lost 24 lbs (yay) but am unfortunately preparing for my last day of finals.
tinytimtrue222tinytimtrue222 on May 6th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
Seeing as how i in processed in june, its been almost an entire year, the military has made me gain weight, but its definetly muscle :) I'm pretty much a completely new person, i'm alot more assertive and confident, but im not as nice as i used to be, and am somewhat of an asshole sometimes, owell... growing up is a crazy thing....
Luke Orionultracreator on May 6th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Freshmen year is over. crazy. I lost 15 lbs instead of gaining but that comes from the food being a set of laxatives and from marching band. I've learned to control my impatience with people somewhat. I also joined a fraternity which I never though I would do but it was well worth it in the end. I'm going to miss some people but I'm ready for a break. Classes were intense and I've thought soo many times on switching majors. Also, its weird to live in such close proximities with another person who doesn't like you due to stupid reasons.
buhkid: you know you love itvhsdit03 on May 6th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
I've gained about 5 really great friends and a host of acquaintances. I'm at a huge university, but I like to know people, and I think that I've achieved that goal for now.

I changed my major; I'm thinking of working with student government next year, and I've already started networking with the big names in my field thanks to my professors. I'm hoping to start to help with some linguistics research by the end of winter term '09.

As far as the freshman fifteen, it's more like the freshman ten. It's nothing that a little conscious intake can't solve.

I can say that the positives of the year have definitely outweighed the negatives! I love my school, and from the looks of it and my major, I'll be here for a while! :)

Edited at 2008-05-06 04:08 pm (UTC)
teamariska on May 7th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Eh, college was rough and was so different than what I expected- I figured I'd be having the time of my life socially and classes would be blah, but it was the absolute opposite. Classes were AMAZING and my social life sucked.

I had ZERO complaints about classes. I made Dean's List first semester. :) I also took my first (of hopefully many) honors courses. I was never great in school and so my grades were so important.

Things sucked socially. I was sexually harrassed first semester but no one (except by then-RA's) did anything about it.

This semester I had a vicious rumor spread about me. It ruined my reputation and since administration found out about it, they had to take action. It has resulted in me being rejected from EVERY leadership opportunity I applied for, which I am otherwise qualified for. My dad is getting involved, so fingers crossed that I get the next position that I want!

Uggh, but I learned so much academically and would not trade that for anything.
Angiesmartswimmer07 on May 7th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
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.
little clairefrigginspaz on May 7th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
Like a lot of people, I switched majors, from Liberal Studies to English.

First semester was horrible -- I had a tough time adjusting academically AND socially. Academically, I let myself get lazy -- senior year of high school was a joke, and I let it get to me. I ended up with a 1.7 GPA the first semester and got put on academic probation. Second semester, I'm happy to report, I feel MUCH better about and I'm expecting a 3.0 at least. :)

My social life during first semester was strange. A lot of my best friends are a year younger, graduating this June, and we fell out of touch for the first half of the school year. I didn't connect with my roommate or anyone in my dorm hall, but I did make a handful of new friends.

I gained about four of the freshman fifteen (haha), and I think I did come out of my shell during second semester. :)

So, overall... first semester = horrific, second semester = awesome :)
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slowfkafternoonslowfkafternoon on May 13th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
I absolutely loved this year. I can't say I never thought about moving back home, but I had a blast meeting new people and going new places. I lost 35 pounds, to which my father responded "you're supposed to gain the Freshman 15, not lose it!" I definitely broke out of my shell, and became a little bit weirder than I was before, but it's all good. I also curse more, which i'll try to fix. The workload was really easy most of the time, but I heard most of my prep school graduating class had the same experience. Also, I feel like i'm taking a lot of introductory courses, and once I move up to higher levels the work will get more challenging.

...oh yeah and I made it through freshman year without ONE drink! Yay!