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10 Things I Learned Freshman Year

Posted by Sophie Herzing on Nov 29, 2016 4:05:00 PM

My freshman year was one of the most exciting, thrilling, devastating, crazy, and inspiring years of my life to date. I met some of my best friends in the world who I still cherish now. I started to really delve into my major and the projects I wanted to start. I learned a lot about who I was, but I also made a ton of mistakes. Here are the things I learned:

  1. Exercise is so important. I’m not even talking the scary (but so real) Freshman 15, here. Exercise is an incredible stress reliever. I found that by going on a walk or to the gym for even just 30 minutes allowed me to clear my head and focus more on my studies.

  2. Even when you feel most alone, there is someone right down the hall who probably feels the exact same way you do.

  3. Your mom was always right, and she always will be.


    Freshman Year at Lycoming
  4. Oreos taste way better with peanut butter and your best friend sitting next to you watching The Parent Trap.

  5. You are capable of so much more than you think. Declare that second major. Join that club. Be on an intramural team. You can do, as cliché as it sounds, anything you set your mind to.

  6. Separating your darks from your whites is actually important.

  7. You can always go back home.

  8. You will start to love schoolwork because you’re learnings things you are incredibly passionate about.

  9. When in doubt, there’s always Netflix.

  10. These really will be some of the best years of your life.

 I hope that my list here will resonate with other upperclassman so they can laugh and scoff a short, “yeah, we’ve all been there!” But I also hope it will give peace and clarity to those students on their college search or just ending their first semester of freshman year. Don’t worry; you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

 Interested in having your own freshman year experience at Lycoming College? Contact admissions today! Contact Admissions

Topics: Student Life, Freshman Year

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