Reflecting on My Four Years at Davis

This upcoming Spring Quarter will be my last, and I am shedding actual tears as I write this. In my senior year of high school, UC Davis was not on my top list of universities to attend, but I decided to attend Davis because it was what I could financially afford. However, I am happy to say that now, I think attending Davis was the best decision I could’ve ever made.

Lately, I have been reflecting a lot on my four years at Davis, and they weren’t always the easiest. I had moments of depression, anxiety, homesickness, and stress, which all come with being a full-time student and having a part-time job. But, even with the sad and hard moments, there were plenty of happy and fulfilling moments.

Some of those happy moments included bike rides, visiting the cows, eating at new restaurants in downtown, attending the farmers market, and the occasional Friday night party. At Davis, I have become friends with some great individuals, and I hope to be able to call them friends for the rest of my life.

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I have learned so much about myself while at Davis, which may sound cliché, but is very true. I grew out of my shell and learned how to stand up for myself and be a more outgoing person. I also learned how to be independent and not depend on my parents for so much.

Some advice for any underclassmen reading this, make sure to make the most of your college years because they will go by faster than you think. Also, take some fun classes, don’t always focus on grades, branch out and join clubs, study abroad, and don’t take any moment for granted.

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In June, I will have graduated from Davis and moved into the working world as an official college graduate. While I am scared for what is in store for my future, I believe in myself and what I can accomplish because if I have learned anything from my time here at Davis, it is that things may not turn out so great the first time, but everything will be all right in the end.