A Lookback At My Sophomore Year

Tuesday, May 10, 2016



Sweating while standing at the curb of my dorm's building waiting for my parents to pick me and one of my close friends up to go out to dinner, I saw him and all his friends walking in a pack. I turned away hoping they wouldn't notice me in my ugly state as a result from moving in. However they continued to walk our way. I had no choice to just turn around and face them. Yes siree, they noticed me too because they were looking straight our way. So I gave them a short wave, and he waved back..... EEEK! I wanted to die from excitement.
It feels like move in day was practically yesterday, but in reality it was a whole school year ago.

Thursday was move out day, and oh how it was so different! I dreaded waking up for my 8 am final, but somehow I managed to do my full hair and makeup routine and squeeze in some time for last minute cramming. I had another final directly after that one. And I couldn't tell you how happy I was to finally be free! When I handed in my final, I looked at my phone and realized I had a message from my boyfriend....yes that same boy who waved to me on move in day. He asked when I wanted to get some lunch. Excitement filled my insides because I practically hadn't seen him in a week.

I walked into his dorm room, his face just lit up! I sat down beside his bed and we just chatted before heading to lunch. We decided to just bring some food back to his place. As we ate, "Over Your Head" by The Fray played in the background. At that point, I was starting to get a little sad, but I tried to have a positive attitude.

After we finished our meal, he grabbed my hands in order to dance to "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5. He said to me, "I'm going to miss you this summer." I responded "I'm going to miss you too." However, I was barely able to get those words out because my eyes began to water. I had to shut them tight and kiss him right away, in order to prevent myself from crying.

We then sat down and chatted until he finally said "I should study some more." I responded okay and he said "I'll see you next week." I wished him good luck on his final and responded "I love you babe."

I closed his door behind me, and I thought that was going to be the last time I saw his face before next week. To my surprise, I saw him shooting some hoops later on that day. So of course I had to show up and surprise him. We took turns making baskets and chatting. Though, I knew though that I had to continue packing up my stuff, so I kissed him and said goodbye one last time.

Little did I know though that it would not be the last time. When I was all checked out, my dad and I walked past him on our way to the car. We stopped so the two of them could catch up. I love that he makes an effort to have a relationship with my family. Then for the FINAL time, he gave me a hug and said goodbye.

I'm so surprised that I didn't ball my eyes out.  The whole week leading up to move out day, I cried just thinking about it. I guess it helped though that I saw him quite a bit throughout that day. It just blows my mind that the first day of sophomore year, I didn't have a boyfriend, yet the day of move out, I have someone that I feel so incredibly close to. As cliché as it sounds, I can't imagine my life back when we were JUST friends.

I learned this year that  things happen when you least expect them. The night of move in day, I chilled with all my guy friends from last year. We were all just mingling and catching up. Then that certain someone who waved to me asked if I wanted to go to the driving range with him. I wanted shout with joy. I couldn't help but wonder if I was going to get exactly what I wanted. Soon enough, he asked if I would be his girlfriend. I couldn't be happier.....that was until the day he told me he loved me. It was the sweetest thing :)
 
With that being said,  I learned this year that time flies by. I remember the first time my boyfriend put his arm around me at a school movie production and all the butterflies that followed. Now it just seems so natural for him and I to cuddle while watching tv/movies. And I remember the first time he introduced me to his mom. I was nervous and excited at the same time. And now, here I stand having been officially together for over 7 months....WHAT!?
 
I would say he has been the highlight of my sophomore year. I had my eye on him since freshman year, and now I finally got what I wanted.
 
Overall, I would say I had a very successful sophomore year. I will say though, my grades did slip a little. Last year I received a majority of A's with the exception of one B. This year though I received a majority of B's with the exception of two A's. I know it's not the end of world, but I know I can do better......So I guess there's always next year!
 
Probably the saddest thing about sophomore year is all the changes that occurred. I no longer had all of my friends living in the same building. Instead, some lived on different floors, some across the street, and some a couple of minutes away. It just sucks because I found my self not being able to socialize with some of them merely for the fact because we were all so busy.
 
I no longer watched movies with them until past midnight. I no longer spent my nights playing monopoly. I no longer did daily workouts with my two friends. And I no longer hung out with the same people. It's sad to see your life changing....but I guess that's just life.
 
Looking back at freshman year, I would say it was more exciting. On my first day of college, the anticipation was built up. It was a new lifestyle and I  didn't know what to expect. I was living with a roommate who I didn't know. And I found that it was more eventful.
 
Sophomore year on the other hand was different. Sure I went to some awesome places with my boyfriend and had some fun memories with different friends, but it was DIFFERENT. I felt as if I was in a routine and did the same thing pretty much everyday. IT. JUST. WASN'T. THE. SAME.
 
Some little lessons that I learned throughout my sophomore year include.........
 
1. I'm terrible at buying/trading stocks
2. I don't have the passion for math as much as I used to
3. Accounting doesn't appeal to me
4. I need to budget my money better
5. My style has changed into wearing more casual clothes
6. I spend way to much time styling my hair and applying makeup
7.  I need to find time in my schedule for ALL of my friends
8. I love writing lifestyle posts and just sharing my everyday activities on my blog
9. I've grown to really like country music
10. I'm most productive with homework in the morning rather than late in the afternoon


 

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  1. I can relate. It is sad how college changes a little bit every year. The things you once loved and did, are a thing of the past, and the pictures will forever remind you of those fun times. My freshmen year, I got assigned 2 random roommates. The third I already knew. I remember being so scared lol. We were all horrible at taking turns doing housework and our kitchen was always a mess. I hated it, haha, but it's all part of the experience. My style since going to college has changed drastically. I'm all about comfy on the weekdays, semi-cute on the weekends lol. How far apart will you and your boyfriend be?

    Kaitlyn
    kaitlyn-danielle.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree that pictures are a MUST!!!! I feel like mess is always a common theme with college students. My boyfriend and I are 3.5 hours away. Btw I want to thank you for leaving such a sweet comment. It means so much to me when people to take the time to read and leave a heartfelt comment.

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