I remember crying during my last week of freshman year with my best friend about how things would never be the same. We were afraid that sophomore year would be different. And we were right, it was different.
Things change a lot during your sophomore year. You live in a new dorm, apartment, or house. You probably have a different roommate. You’re no longer the youngest in your sorority and your friend group will change a lot. You’ll grow closer to new friends and drift apart from others. You might start a new relationship, you might end a relationship, or you might continue dating the same boy you’ve been dating since freshman year.
No matter what crazy adventures happen during your sophomore year, everything will be okay. How do I know this? Because I had amazing things and not-so-great things happen during my sophomore year. But it has still been a great year.
Sophomore year has given me a reassuring feeling of “I know I’m doing.” I know what I want to do after college and every day I work towards pursuing my dream. I’ve learned so much during this year. I’ve learned more about myself, about my friends, about what I want in life, and what I deserve. That’s why I have loved being a sophomore.
Freshmen tend to focus on everything that’s occurring in-the-moment because it’s all so new. But during sophomore year, you know what to expect. You know what classes are going to be hard and you know what residence hall serves the best food. You finally know what college is all about, and it gives you time to focus on yourself. To start figuring out what you want.
So don’t worry, soon-to-be sophomores. College is like wine; it only gets better with age. Savor it and get excited for your second year of college.