My First Semester of College

As of Friday at 10:30 p.m., when I finally submitted my final essay for my American literature class, I am done with my first semester of college. This past semester has been crazy good in every single possible way, and I am so grateful I go to the University of Alabama. My college decision came out of left field it seemed for some people, and there would be times during the semester where I wondered what my life would have been like if I had ended up somewhere else. If I had gone somewhere besides Alabama. I figured I would still be happy. I would be in a sorority still, and I would still have great friends, but obviously my life would not be the exact same. Who knows if I would still be in Theta? I would have friends, but they wouldn't be the amazing friends I have now. What I am trying to get at is everything in my life led me to go to Alabama, and I could not be happier that I am here. 

So now here's me trying to put all my thoughts about my first semester of college: 

College is definitely an experience? In August, if you asked whether I was enjoying college or not, I probably would have lied and told you I was loving it. Now it's December I can confidently say I love almost every single aspect of college. Of course, the stressful days when I had two tests on the same day and the drama filled days when boys were mean are not fun. I stayed up too late sometimes, and had panic attacks in the basements of fraternities. But the days spent watching football with my best friends and the days spent hanging out with my sorority sisters? The great classes I took? Or even the nights spent eating terrible dining hall food after mass communications? Those are the moments that made college amazing and worth the stress of studying for a microeconomics test three hours before class starts. 

Everyone tells you that your freshman year goes by really quickly, and they definitely aren't lying. I honestly cannot believe that I am home right now, and I will be home for a full month. Four months ago I was going through sorority recruitment trying to find a new "home," and now I'm an initiated member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Four months ago my only friends were my roommates, and now I have great group friends. Four months ago I had never seen College GameDay or the Paul Finebaum Show live, and now I've done both. So much has changed so quickly in just four months, but for once, I am really grateful for all the change in my life. 

I wish I could easily explain how great and terrifying and wonderful college has been for the past semester. I've had such an amazing time like I said, but it's also scary to think about how I have 6 or 7 semesters left of college because this one went by so quickly. I am really excited to be home for a month, so I can take some time to figure out exactly what I want to be doing with my life basically. This month also means I can redirect time to the blog! My best friend/photographer Marguerite is going to be home this weekend, so hopefully I can convince her to help me out with some posts. 

Happy Monday!
xx, jKm

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