Dear Freshman Self,
The most important thing I learned during my four years at Auburn is to be present. No matter what you’re doing or who you’re with, it’s important to be there, and not just physically, but mentally, and soak in every moment possible. If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to enjoy every moment of your college years and take nothing for granted.
These four years will fly by faster than you know it and before long you’ll be graduating in the blink of an eye. Make as many friends as possible, make good grades, be involved and be content. While it’s important to make good grades, it’s also important to not overlook the friendships being developed in college. Something I heard my sophomore year that I found to be so true, is it’s not about the grades you make, but the hands you shake. Your best memories of college won’t be made pulling all-nighters in the library, they’ll be made hanging out with friends and cherishing those relationships.
It’s hard to narrow down the memories I’ve made at Auburn to some of my favorites, but I’ve tried my best. To begin with, as cheesy, fake and hard as rush was, I made so many friendships throughout the process that have lasted me my entire college career, and because of that, it will forever be one of my favorite memories. Secondly, Auburn football games. That in itself is hard to sum up, but go to as many games as possible, travel to away games with friends and really get into the school spirit that Auburn has to offer, because it’s one unlike any other. Lastly, some of my best times I’ve had at Auburn have been weekends in the spring when there’s not much to do so we just get a huge group of friends and have a bonfire or go bowling or even go sing karaoke. These weekends I will forever cherish because these are the times I found my true friends.
There’s not much I would want to do over at Auburn, besides maybe that D I made in my history class. Besides that, I can honestly say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all four years at Auburn and while I’ve made mistakes that would be nice to take back, it’s all part of a learning and growing experience. I think mistakes are an important part of everyone’s college career because this is the time when you grow into the person who you’re supposed to be.
While I wish I could turn back a clock and go back to freshman year, I know I have to move on to bigger and better things. However, Auburn will always hold a special place in my heart because I grew into who I am as a person on the loveliest village on the plains. So how do I sum up the best four years of my life into a simple blog post to my freshman self? I think there’s only one thing to say, War Damn Eagle!
You senior self