My College Experience

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hi friends!! How you doing? 
I'm currently in my 4th year at UTSA but I want to share a little bit about my freshmen it goes!
I began my college journey like many others. I was scared, nervous, and I couldn't stop thinking about how life was passing by way to fast. I am a first generation college student just like my sister and brother were. The only thing I knew about college was what I heard from my siblings and friends who had already began their new journey. On my first day of orientation I felt so alone. They separated me from my BFF and everything went down hill. Well, not everything. We had a lunch break and my group got in line to get food and I walked to use the restroom. When I got back my entire team was already sitting down having such a great time they forgot to get a seat for me. Anyhow, I got in line at panda express and a girl with a pretty braid was standing in front of me. We began to talk and exchanged numbers and have been friends ever since! Lets just say I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason and I'm so glad I have a small bladder. 
Now to a real good part my BFF and I decided to get the same classes our freshmen year so we could spend time together since we knew it would be the only year we could actually have classes together and she told me to get Environmental science. Let me just say I was so ready to drop this class until I met another girl who has been a huge impact in my life. She was wearing a UTSA cap with her head faced down angry that the world made her wake up early for this 9am class. We were in a group full of guys and she never wanted to talk to me. Honestly I was pretty sad but then BOOM I spoke Spanish and we instantly became friends. Ok, not exactly... it took some time but yes we literally became adventure buddies. 
I soon learned that the way to make friends is truly being yourself. People will always criticize you and look at you differently and who cares? BE YOU! Go out there make your friends and get involved in college. It is the best way to learn about yourself and meet others! You never know you might meet your future BFFS!
Freshmen year was a crazy ride, heartbreaks, not having a stove in our dorm to cook, the cafe didn’t serve food on the weekends, expensive books, being alone, netflix becoming your best friend, and over all just discovering what it is you want to do during your college experience.

If I could go back and tell freshmen year me anything it would be to have more experiences and to never let a boy or anyone tell me what and what not to do.

If you are in your freshmen/sophomore year don't miss out on anything great and most importantly let yourself shine. This life is way to short to stay behind closed doors. Say YES to every opportunity! I promise, you won't regret it!

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