Saying Goodbye to my Freshman Dorm Room

“It’s a surreal feeling that I just successfully completed my freshman year of college!”

As I am leaving my freshman dorm room, packing up all of my belongings, reminiscing in all of the unforgettable memories that I have made throughout the entire year. It has been those life-filled moments, dreams achieved, late nights spent on homework and with friends, kind of year.

When I started my freshman year last August I didn’t know what to expect, who I would meet, or what challenges I would go through. I have grown up so much and have learned so many valuable lessons within this past year. (You can read about my lessons learned on my post 9 Things I Learned My Freshman Year in College) Now coming out from the other side of the tunnel my year has definitely gone above and beyond my expectations. Even though I encountered some hard lessons I never thought I would go through, I’ve also gained wonderful experiences with genuine, God-filled friends. I’ve grown the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and do things I never thought I could do before. I was able to push myself in more than one direction, it was like taking a breath of fresh air.

As I leave this year, I am thankful to say I’ve made many new friendships that I will have for the rest of my life. I am proud of the accomplishments I’ve made in my classes, working for endless hours on group projects, presentations, and excited to be leaving this year with my first internship! I am blessed to have such an incredible opportunity at the beginning of my college career. I know that God has incredible plans in store and I can’t wait to see the rest of what He has planned for me.

“We wait in hope for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His holy name.”

-Psalm 33: 20-21

I think one way to know you’ve had an unforgettable year is when you find yourself sitting in your room alone thinking about each memory and finding yourself making the biggest smile on your face and even cracking up again over the same jokes. Yea, that’s how I can tell it’s been a pretty great year. This was one of the most memorable years of my life and I will never forget it and I have God to thank for it all.


Jasmine Grace