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Dear Freshman Year,

As much as I loved you, it pains me so little to say that I’ve found someone better for me at this time of my life. He’s a year older than you. While he has a lot of mystery to him, I think he has a little more compromise to meet me halfway than you did; At least, I hope. You were so unpredictable, I felt like I was always in the unknown with you. I had so many big plans for us, so many hopes for you, but many times you built me up to only let me down. Like I would go to sleep one night having a plan for the weekend, then you would cancel them with pandemic misfortune. However, I will never regret nor forget you. We may have had many lows, but we also had an abundance of highs. Times where I felt like life was normal again, where I felt complete and utter bliss. And while those low’s were felt, those high’s certainly were as well and experienced to a higher extent.

You were a game-changer. You tested me, you challenged me, and you pushed me past my comfort zones in more ways than I can count. You were a year where I fell in love with someone, and I continue to do so in the next chapter, the next year, Sophomore year; That’s his name.

So, Freshman Year, treat the next freshman a little better, with a little more predictability, provide them with more opportunities than class behind a computer screen, enable them to hug their friends and family in comfort without the fear of a pandemic. We both have a lot of work to do for ourselves, and I wish you all the best, but while I experienced some of the greatest times with you, I know the best has yet to come.

Sincerely,

A New Sophomore

Loreanna is an Elementary Education and Mathematics major with an endorsement in Special Education. Proverbs 31:25-26 construct her sense of self which states, "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness." Loreanna loves to travel and experience new cultures, spend time with her loved ones and dog, work out and participate in other physical activities, go to the beach, watch good shows/movies, and shop. She hopes you and your loved ones are staying happy and healthy during these unprecedented times.
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