I’m always sad when I approach the end of a semester. I never seem to truly appreciate the classes that I’m in until they’re over, and I always find myself wishing I could go back. Despite these wishes, Sophomore year is done, and it’s something I have to come to terms with. This officially marks the end of my first half of college, and I only have two more years to go until I graduate. As I progress further in my college career, I try and find time to slow down and reflect on my experiences, not wanting to forget what I have gone through.
I never kept a diary when I was a child, and I always regretted that. There are moments that I wish I had documented better, so I could return to them and relive them again and again. In a way, this blog is like my first journal. It has documented my experiences throughout the semester, and kept a log of my life throughout this year. I probably won’t maintain it throughout my college career, but it’s something I wouldn’t mind returning to in order to relive some of my experiences this semester. I’ve learned a lot by posting in my blog, and I feel that I’ve progressed a lot from my first few posts. I’ve talked about a variety of topics that interest me, and I look forward seeing how my opinions on my posts will change as the years progress.
This class has also taught me some valuable skills that I will need for the future. I had zero experience with writing resumes and cover letters before taking this class, and those skills are essential when applying for jobs. The panels were also incredibly interesting, and some of my favorite parts of this semester. We got to hear from a variety of employers about their experiences, and they told us how they incorporated their passion for the humanities into their daily lives. Overall, this class was a very rewarding experience, and has given me skills that will benefit me for the rest of my life.
Although it’s been rewarding, this semester has been stressful as well, and I’m looking forward to the break. Summer will give me time to reflect on everything that I’ve learned, and time to decide on what career path I want to follow. Even though I’ll be spending most of the summer working, I’ll still make time to hang with friends, catch up on the latest Netflix shows, and try out some new local coffee shops. College life is going fast, but it just means that I’m that much closer to adulthood, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in hold for me.