I also traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Gatlinburg, Tennessee in March.
I grew a lot this year as an individual. Being an RA made me a much more independent person and I've found that I'm okay with being alone and making my own decisions, instead of just following the crowd. Some of my friendships have been affected by this change, but my true friends understand that I'm an independent person and I enjoy doing my own thing. I've also grown professionally. I applied to over 100 internships throughout the year and interviewed with many different companies. Getting offered unpaid internships, getting rejected, and hearing nothing back has given me a thick skin. I learned how to handle rejection and I now consider it to be a humbling experience. It reminds me that I can always work to improve my resume, my network, and myself.
In a few weeks, I will begin my (paid!) Summer merchandising internship at Follett Corporation. I'm very excited to get hands-on experience with my major and learn from such an established company. I also look forward to attending Sigma Chi's Grand Chapter in June. Lastly, I look forward to turning 21 in July... finally!
When I return in the Fall, I'll live off campus in my first house! I look forward to making new memories with the girls that I'll be living with. I'll take 13 credit hours in the Fall and 12 credit hours in the Spring. It's crazy to think that I'm considered a senior in college, but I plan to live up every single moment.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way!!