My time has finally come and freshmen year will be done soon enough! Less than two weeks and I’ll be free from the course work and scholastic commitments. Although I’m extremely excited for this chapter of my life to be over, I have to take a second to stop and reflect on my time here. I definitely owe a few people “thank you,” so I will take a second to acknowledge them as well.
Coming to college was scary, exciting, and a whirlwind of everything in between. I’ve made countless friends, great memories, and I can’t believe that I’m even writing this post. First a huge thank you to my roommate Bree, who I could not appreciate more. Going “random” for a roommate may have been the best decision I’ve made at Bryant. Our countless memories will not be forgotten!
Thank you to the Women’s Rowing team, my coaches, and the club sports staff here. You’ve taught me what family is like, how hard work translates into success, and the dedication it takes to be a true athlete. I’ll miss our life talks in the cars driving to practices at 5am and stuffing our faces with bagels after races this summer. I’m definitely looking forward to competing in the fall.
I cannot write thank you’s without acknowledging the people I work with. For those of you who don’t know, I work in Intramurals as a statistician and in the Office of Admission writing this blog! I’ve met so many genuinely nice people here and I’ve loved getting to work with people who love sports just as much as I do. I also love being able to meet other bloggers and talk about our ideas. A huge thank you goes out to everyone in these departments.
I’m not sure who exactly may be reading this, but I need to say thank you to all my professors this year. I found myself engaged, excited, and motivated to do work in my classes because all of you. GFOB was a whirlwind, but with some dedication, my group survived, and that taught me a lot about myself. Mass Communication was probably my favorite class of my freshmen year, and I’m so thankful that I took it so early in my Bryant career; it really shaped my idea of what I want to do after Bryant.
Without my parents, this experience would not be possible, so I owe a huge thank you to them. Thank you for listening to me talk about things I’ve done here, friends I’ve made, my rowing stories, and just being there for me.
Although I just went through a bunch of “thank yous,” the end of freshmen year is not over. We still have finals week, two more rowing races, and eventually the one thing I’m the most excited for, my summer plans! I have yet to talk about this much, but I have some exciting plans that I can’t wait to share. I will be staying on campus this summer as an Orientation Leader, and as a Student Coordinator for the Office of Conferences and Special Events. If any students are reading this, please come and say hi! I would love to meet with you and tell you more about Bryant! With one chapter closing, another one soon starts. See you in the fall Bryant.