I never am the one to enjoy goodbyes. But, as it’s been said time and time again, “All good things must come to an end”. So, I–with no shortage of tears in my eyes–announce that this will be the final post of the Now What? series. Oh, comrades. Please hold back the uncontrollable sobbing and snot laden tissues, at the very least until I have some delivered my final words of wisdom.
I have had a blast writing for all you forgotten sophomores. I hope that, by reading my weekly posts, you have learned something valuable to take into this coming academic year. Whether it be how to manage stress or maintain savings, my greatest wish is that I have provided you with some information that will somehow come to service you in growing as a person and having an overall successful second year.
Freshmen are “special”, I guess. But that’s just because they are–for the time being–the babies of the collegiate family. And everyone knows that the youngest siblings always get special treatment. Yes, the spotlight no longer shines affectionately on your smiling faces. However, from loss, new opportunity can be found. Meaning, though the Golden Year has ended, you now have the chance to apply last year’s lessons to the adventure that awaits as well as welcome new lessons into that big, beautiful brain of yours.
Do not dwell on what times have passed. Focus more on what amazing experiences, people, and brand new lessons are sure to come your way this year! You all have the power to make each year you spend here in college a wondrous and treasured time. Do your part to make the best of everything put in your hands, and you’ll be golden.
Hope you learned a little something about being a sophomore, see you when I see you!
Goodbye golden year!