Things I Learned This Year


I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by.  It seems like I’ve only just arrived at Luther, and yet, nearly nine months have passed!  I am already on my thirtieth – and last – blog post of the year.  This time next week, I will be packing my things into my family’s car and driving home for the summer!

But as quickly as this year has flown by, I’ve learned and experienced so much in these past months, not only in the classroom, but outside of it as well.  I’ve learned that I can go to a completely unfamiliar place – without knowing anyone – and I can survive happily.  I’ve learned that I can live with a roommate and make new friends in a relatively short amount of time.  I’ve learned how to do laundry and how to dance hustle and tango.  I’ve learned that it doesn’t snow any less in Iowa than it does in Illinois.  I’ve learned that you don’t have to go to a large university to have a great time; a “small” school like Luther has all the resources you need to have an amazing college experience.  And I’ve learned that college isn’t any more intimidating than high school, it’s just a different experience.

All the time, I am learning and discovering new things.  Just last week, I took a walk around Luther and noticed there is a beautiful pond on campus – Lindeman Pond – which I had never seen before.

Perhaps most importantly, I have realized that I am genuinely looking forward to coming back to school in the fall, a feeling I have never had before.  I’m excited to live in Larsen and take my first chemistry class at Luther and revisit the activities fair to get involved in clubs I didn’t join this year.

That said, I am also really looking forward to this summer.  I can’t wait to see my family and sleep in my own bed and do all the things I’ve been planning to do when I get home.  I couldn’t ask for a better reward for finishing final exams!

Speaking of which, I should probably go study for those now….

Thank you for reading about my collegiate adventures through my blog this year – I hope you’ll join me when I start writing again in the fall!

Until then, I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Lindeman Pond

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