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Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year?

Posted on: May 8th, 2012 by Ellen Gordon 1 Comment

Sorrryyyyy. I just couldn’t help making that the title of this blog, especially considering that within 48 hours (when my professors have promised my grades will be finalized in LOCUS), I will no longer be a college sophomore.

That’s right, ladies and gents…I’m halfway done with my undergrad college career!

This year was not what I expected it to be at all. My freshman year was the best year of my life. I expected the new, fresh, exciting feeling of college (See: This article by Ryan O’Connell, except with a bit more of a positive ending.) to still be there when I returned this Fall.

Spoiler alert: it wasn’t.

Getting readjusted to college life was hard, but in the end, I got a lot out of this year. After all is said and done…

1. I survived what is considered the hardest year of my program, nursing.

2. I pledged and got initiated into an awesome service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

3. I got elected to be as part of the e-board, as Vice President of Fellowship, of said awesome service fraternity.

4. I made the Dean’s List last semester, and I’m fairly certain I made it this semester as well.

5. I got nominated to send in an application for Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honors Society. (I’ll find out in July if I get in, so cross your fingers for me!)

6. I got my undergraduate dream job working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Children’s Memorial Hospital.

7. I signed my first lease and am currently getting ready to move out of my mom’s place in June.

8. I took my first road trip sans parental unit, and got to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the process.

9. I learned how awesome the gym, health stores and running are.

10. I was chosen to give the speech at the nursing dedication ceremony for my class next fall.

and finally…

Denali: forever more popular than I am

11. I got to do it all with my trusty cat, Denali, by my side!

I’d say that’s a pretty quality list. Hopefully next year’s will be just as awesome!

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One Response

  1. Deciding to be a LPN was probably the greatest things I ever did for my future.