This semester, I went to football games, ate a lot of Ramen noodles, met a lot of great people, got a job on campus, drank a lot of Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccinos from Trojan Grounds, got lost in the book stacks in Doheny Library, and more. It was challenging, fun, new, and everything in between.
Over break I went home to the cold, snowy state of Massachusetts to see friends, Connecticut to see family, and Vermont for some winter fun. While I loved being home, I began to count down the days until I got to go back to the sunny USC campus. Sure, I would have loved to enjoy another week or two without homework and tests, but I truly missed the place that became so comfortable and familiar so quickly. I’m beginning to realize that peoples’ advice has always been right; don’t take your college years for granted. The first semester of my freshman year has gone by faster than I ever could have imagined. Maybe a little corny and cliche, but definitely true.
As I write this, I’m 35,000 feet above some Midwestern state on the six hour flight (ugh) back to LA. I can’t wait to see what the next semester has in store for me! Wish me luck. Until next time, fight on!