The Wave is About to Hit

Moving in freshman year, I was completely overwhelmed.  Will classes get the best of me?  Will I make new friends? Can I handle being away from home?  These are just a few of the hundreds of question I had three and a half years ago.  I was so excited to be studying music, my passion.  My twin sister and I were headed to college together, so I found comfort in the fact that I had someone to connect me to home. 

Things have changed.  For that matter, they have changed in a great way.  I changed my major, along with half of the other students.  My sister transferred back home to finish school.  I’ve met new people.  I have gotten involved with numerous student organizations such as Accounting Club (my new major), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Ball State Water Ski Team, Ball State Concert Choir, and of course the Student Alumni Relations Team.  Truthfully, I don’t think I could have asked for a better and more statisfying college experience.

I am now a senior about to finish up my last year of school.  After this semester I will only have four classes left to fulfill.  It has been a whirlwind of emotions.  Recently, I have been building my resume, signing up for interviews with accounting firms, attempting to stay caught up in my classes, and so much more.  The sad part about it, although it is exciting and time-consuming, is that it is all coming to an end.  I have met new people this year as a senior who I wish I would have met long ago, and I have craved for more time to spend with my roommates before we all branch off into the “real world.”  When my friends and I lived in the dorms and the end of the year was approaching, one by one we would experience a sadness of leaving each other.  We liked to call this “The Wave.” 

Now as I am thrashed around by my beast of a schedule, I can’t help but to think of the upcoming months.  I hope that the semester slows down and I have time to enjoy the time that I have left.  Come next spring, I will be hit with the wave of emotion that waits with the end of my college career.

Karli Hougland

Published in: on September 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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