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Reflecting On Two Years of College

Two weeks ago, I turned in my final assignments and finished my sophomore year of college! I am halfway done with college and I actually cannot believe it. So far, my GPA is 3.76 and I’m very proud of that; but this post isn’t all about my grades. I wanted to reflect on the past two years and how it’s been.

I still struggle to believe that I’ve already gone through two years of college; more or less because I feel like the time has flown by so fast. I went to ASU straight out of high school, in the fall of 2013 and sometimes I question if that was the right choice for me. I graduated high school at 17 {my birthday is in October so I was a youngin} so I sometimes question if I should have waited a year or something like that. I’m overly critical of myself so that doesn’t always help.

I dormed my first year, and it wasn’t the best experience. I never clicked with my roommate, I felt lonely; it wasn’t fun for me. The dining hall food was pretty good, especially the french fries. Like yasssssss! But I don’t not recommend dorming {also many colleges require freshman to dorm}, I always say give it a shot!

Course load and schedule planning wise, I think I did pretty well. One thing I regret doing is not seeing an advisor for my sophomore year classes. I felt like I was behind {even though I wasn’t} and I wasn’t helping myself. I did go see an advisor for next semester because it is upper division and becoming major-focused so I really need that guidance.

Overall, I don’t think I would do anything differently {except the advisor thing} because all of it has gotten me to where I am today; I’m a firm believer of that. I’d have to say that my first two years of college have been pretty good and I’ve done pretty well! {I mean, I’ve made Dean’s List all four semesters sooo}. In all seriousness, college is a journey and an adventure; I guess like life itself.

This post didn’t really turn out the way I was planning but I hope I got my point across. I’m not the best at reflections but I think this went pretty well. I’m super excited for the last two years of college but I’m also scared. We’ll see how it goes!


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  1. Gina Alyse says

    College does fly by so fast! You have two more wonderful years to look forward to 馃檪 I enjoyed reading your thoughts about how it's going so far. Congrats on your classes and grades! It's always an awesome feeling! I was also a youngin' when I started college, too. And dorms are just always crazy! I hope you have a great summer and start looking forward to being an upperclassman! 馃檪

    • Lauren Douglass says

      Thank you so much Gina! I'm definitely looking forward to being an upperclassmen!Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  2. Colleen says

    I also just completed my sophomore year of college, and I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. It feels like just yesterday I was graduating from high school! Congrats on making Dean's List, definitely something to be proud of!Colleen | Buckeye Bliss

    • Lauren Douglass says

      I definitely understand what you mean! It's crazy how much time has gone by! Thank you!Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  3. Olivia Harris says

    I've just finished my first year at university here in London and it's comforting to see I'm not the only person that didn't click with the people they're living with in first year!haha I'm trying to do some of my study next year in America so fingers crossed! Heres my blog: I have just posted about the perks of studying in London. Probably a very different experience to you! I'd love to see more posts of your experience of college in America though!

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