Final Thoughts with Sam Smart: Freshman Problems


Congratulations Class of 2020! Freshman year has officially ended, and we all survived! While it is quite bittersweet and sentimental, I find myself saying halleluiah, and already planning for my sophomore year. Coming into college, I expected my freshman year to go smoothly; to achieve all the goals I had set for myself, and to avoid the Freshman 15 that seems to affect many. While I cannot say my experience was “unique,” I have to say that it was what I needed it to be. I do not think that if freshman year had gone smoothly for me, would I have truly had the “college experience” and learned what I needed to learn in and out of the classroom.  I would never have realized that my calling was to be a lawyer, or that you have to stay strong in order to survive in college, and keep pressing on despite hard times.

I want to thank Her Campus Wake Forest for allowing me to be a freshman blogger, and I look forward to continuing my journey with this chapter in the fall.

I want to thank Johnson Hall for hosting me for a year and for introducing me to my closest friends.

Lastly, thank you Wake Forest for accepting me into your community. I seriously cannot imagine myself at any other institution!! Because of you I have been able to pursue everything I wanted to do this year, and for that I am forever grateful. I look forward to what the future holds for me in the next three years!

Signing off until next fall, these have been final thoughts from me, Sam Smart.

Have a great summer Deacs!


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Sam is currently a freshman at Wake Forest University. Sam's favorite things are makeup, chocolate, music, and The Bachelor. Sam loves writing for every occasion, and finds it a great way to express her thoughts and feelings. In addition to Her Campus, she is involved in Project Launch, InterVarsity and GirlUp on campus. She plans to major in Psychology with a minor in Education and is an aspiring writer, medical malpractice lawyer and leader. Find her on Twitter and Instagram: @liseeesooosmart

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