As the semester wraps up, I find myself looking back and reflecting on how things are vastly different from the beginning of the semester. I set some goals for myself, academically and socially and am proud to say that I have met them or adjusted them to meet my reality. Regarding my social life, I wanted to branch out and meet new people but also improve my current relationships. As I enter my third year, I hope to improve even more in my academics and continue to enjoy Tech as much as I can.
When it comes to organizations that really improved my past year at Tech, joining Her Campus is absolutely at the top of the list. Although I initially came in as an E-board member, writing has been extremely fun, and I never thought I would love it as much as I do now. Writing about different topics was a challenge for me, but it helped me figure out what I like and what I don’t like to write about.
I have also enjoyed meeting everyone on the writers team and e-board–and simply getting to know them, which was my goal from the beginning. It’s good to know that there are other women trying to navigate through life and school while balancing relationships and getting through challenges along the way. Going forward, I want to branch out and join more organizations across campus.
Joining Her Campus has made me realize that I have more hobbies than I thought, which is what I want to explore in the future on and off campus. Being a part of a group can help relieve the stresses of life, so I encourage everyone to learn something new or pick up a new hobby.
You never know what you like until you try it and you might also meet a lifelong friend in the process. I hope everyone has reached their goal for the semester. And if you didn’t, go back and analyze what went wrong!
Some advice for newcomers and those moving onto their next year in college: don’t let a setback get you down, keep persevering and reach out for help if you need it! The pandemic itself has been a devastating setback for millions of people but I hope that everyone can find their blessings and hold on to them in the midst of these uncertain times.