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Second Semester Senior

 I’m still in disbelief that I’m a second semester senior with just a few months of college left. I swear it was yesterday that my parents were helping me unpack the car into my freshman dorm room (not to mention in the pouring rain!). But in other ways that moment feels so far away. So much has happened in between and I’ve grown and changed so much as a person. Since that move in day freshman year I have completed 3 more internships (one in Paris and one in NYC!), spent a semester abroad in Italy traveling every weekend, spent a May semester on campus painting murals in downtown Greenville, written more research papers than I would have liked, met so many new friends, and conducted my own research!

Move in day freshman year! We've come a long way friends....

Senior year has been a roller coaster of emotions to say the least. The excitement of your last year is bogged down by the anticipation of the the real world just a few months away. On top of a heavy course load and being president and a member of multiple organizations you have to worry about applying to grad schools, interviewing for jobs, and experiencing so many lasts. There’s so much pressure to make senior year the best year, yet there are so many things to worry about.

But on the plus side, I’m really looking forward to this semester! I’m excited to figure out where I’ll be after May and excited to see what happens after graduation! I’m excited about my classes and think that I’m really going to enjoy them, well with the exception of French that I have been putting off lol). I’m excited to make new memories with great friends and enjoy our last semester together before everyone goes off and conquers the world!

I drove back to school yesterday and the madness has already begun. Classes luckily don't start until Monday, but as Panhellenic president this year the next few days will be filled with last minute planning before sorority recruitment starts on Friday! 

I'm in denial that I'm going to be starting my last semester of classes at Furman in less than a week. I'm truly at a loss where the last 3 1/2 years have gone. I have a good feeling about the next 4 months though and I'm going to do my best to fill it with memories!

So here’s to Spring semester. May it be filled with minimal stress (not likely but a girl can dream), late nights, and endless new memories celebrating our last few months of undergrad together. I can’t say I’ll be 100% ready to cross that stage in May in my cap and gown, but I’m thankful for all the time I’ve had at Furman and all dreams that lie ahead!!