Wow, can everybody believe we’ll be done with our first year of college in a week or two? Time certainly crawled by at times, but looking back, everything has flown by so quickly. It feels like just a little while ago that I joined the MCL team, and now we’re already on our final (!!!!!!!) newsletter of the year. Damn. Anyways, to wrap up this absolute roller coaster of a time, here are my top five things I’ll miss about freshman year!
5. Living on Commons
Okay, yes, it’s far from pretty much everything except all the Peabody buildings, but I still think it’s quite a nice place to live. And I know Commons is not anybody’s favorite dining hall (if it is, I truly have no words for you), but as someone who’ll be in Highland next year, I’ll certainly miss being two minutes away from a decent meal that I don’t have to cook myself. Looks like I’ll be getting my exercise in every day.
4. Having easier classes
Kidding, kidding… kinda. On one hand, I’m excited to learn more in-depth content in the subjects I’m interested in. On the other, the lazy half of my brain is kicking and screaming knowing that I’ll have to keep on top of things much better in the coming years. Ah well. It is what it is.
3. Knowing I have a lot of time to figure everything out
This one is just me being a bit anxious about things. We still have time to figure everything out—it’s what college is for! (That is, if we ever do figure things out.) But thinking about the fact that we only have three more years to prepare ourselves before we’re thrown into the real adult world where we’ll actually have to
pay for do everything ourselves makes me quite nervous, and I frankly would rather ignore that fact for as long as possible!
2. Discovering fun new things about campus and Nashville
I’m sure that I’ll continue to learn new things throughout my time here. After all, I’m only one person, and the campus and city are quite complex. Despite that, I know that there probably won’t be as many of those OMG-guess-what-I-found moments as the years go by. Perhaps it just means they’ll be more impactful?
1. Being on the MCL team
C’mon, I had to. This year has definitely had its ups and downs, but one thing I’m extremely grateful for is that I’ve worked with many wonderful people throughout my time in MCL. And hey, if any of you readers happen to be incoming freshmen who are considering joining, I say go for it! You’ll have a great time.
And that wraps up my last Top 5 of the year! Gosh, how crazy is that. To everybody who’s been keeping up with our content throughout the year, thank you so much for appreciating our work! It’s been an honor and a joy. Good luck on your finals, and enjoy your summer break! Toodles, everyone.