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What I Want to Accomplish My Sophomore Year

It’s now my second year at UNH, and I feel like I’ve finally found my place on campus. I’ve joined a sorority, made friends that’ll last a lifetime, and have found classes that I’ve genuinely enjoyed going to everyday. I’m not going to say that my first year of college taught me everything about myself, but I know that I’ve grown in positive ways. I want to continue this trend for my sophomore year, and work towards becoming an even better version of myself.

Meeting New People

Firstly, I want to find more people to connect with this year, as I’m more on the introverted side. Striking up conversations may not be my strong suit, but I’m hoping to give it a few more tries to see what’ll happen. I’m going to join a few more clubs at UNH this year, and will definitely meet some people there!

Workout Routine

Next, I want to establish a consistent workout routine. Exercising really does reset your mindset, and I had a lot of fun at the zumba and yoga classes that I went to last year. College is a stressful time, but I can forget about that for a little when I’m attempting to follow the zumba routine or am doing relaxation yoga. 


I also want to do even better academically this year. I’m already on the right track, and have started doing my homework earlier, instead of waiting for the deadline to roll around. Luckily, I really enjoy the classes that I’m currently taking, so the work doesn’t seem as bad to do. I took a chance on taking a marketing class, and decided this year that I’m going to minor in Business Administration as an addition to majoring in Communication. I’m making important choices this year for the rest of my college experience, and want to make the right ones.

Studying Abroad

Speaking of big decisions, I’m also hoping to make up my mind about studying abroad this year. I’ve always thought about studying abroad in Italy or London my second semester of junior year, and I’m going to have to make a decision pretty soon. Studying abroad definitely seems intimidating to me, but often it’s those scary experiences that push you and lead to the most growth. 

Avoiding the Sophomore Slump

Lastly, I just want to make this year a good one, and create memories that I’ll never forget. College is about academics and finding a job for your future, but it’s also about laughing with your friends at 1am or making 10pm trips to the grocery store to get some Ben & Jerry’s. I’ve already experienced things like this by living in my sorority house, and know that I’m going to have many fun times ahead.

Overall, I think that this year is going to be a really good one, and I’m really excited to see what I’ll bring. I hope to become a better and more developed person by the end of it, but also that it’ll be an amazing experience. :)

Hi! I'm Charlotte Stansbury, and I'm excited to be a part of Hercampus at UNH! I'm a Communication major, and I look forward to connecting with girls all across different campuses! :)
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