As first semester comes to a close, I’ve realized how fast time really moves. Everyone always tells you that things happen in the blink of an eye, but I never understood what they meant until now. I am one semester away from being halfway done with my college experience, and that scares me. Syracuse has come to mean so much to me. My friends here have become a second family, and this campus has become a second home. I know now that I need to appreciate those little moments, those times that I’m up all night laughing with my friends, watching the Syracuse sunset as the weather gets warm, or walking through campus as fall turns the leaves yellow and orange and red.
This semester has taught me a lot. It has taught me to take people’s words lightly. It has taught me to manage my time between my schoolwork, my friends, and myself. It has taught me to make an effort, to put myself out there, because if I don’t, I will never know what I’m missing. As sad as I am that I am leaving in a couple of days to go back to Philadelphia, I feel fortunate to have found such an amazing place and such amazing people and I can’t wait to return in a month.