365 Days Changes More Than You Think

Today I found myself missing Penn State a bit more than usual. Being home for the summer definitely has its perks – like not having to make myself dinner, or do my own laundry – but it certainly gets old after a while.

I started to think about how exciting my senior year is going to be. In the process, I reflected upon my last 3 years at Penn State.


Freshman year was a blast. Sophomore year was a bit of a reality check, and junior year was gone in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, I’m a rising senior with only one year left at my favorite place in the entire world.

I know everyone says that you “find yourself” in college, and how you should live every moment to the fullest because “it’ll be over before you know it”, but I never really bought into any of that – not until this past year, anyway.

I broadened my horizons junior year; I got an internship, became a founding sister of my sorority, got more involved with THON by joining a committee, cut ties with people who were bringing me down, and made a lot of new friends along the way.

While all of this may seem like “typical” things for a college student to do, it was a lot for me, especially as a junior. By the end of the year, I had gotten better at managing my time, met people who inspired me, and learned more about myself and what I want to do in the future – all just by getting involved and doings things that I was passionate about.

One year ago, I’m sure I wanted to go back to Penn State just as badly as I do today, but I’m willing to bet I had no idea just how much my life would change in 365 days.

Sometimes you never realize how unhappy you were until you see how happy you can become.


One thought on “365 Days Changes More Than You Think

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