Almost done

It’s mid-April and my first year of college is almost over. I can’t believe what amazing first year I had and how fast it passed by. I’m totally used to being in college now. The transition was good for me but I had some trouble adjusting at first. The first couple of weeks in August and September were challenging because of the culture shock. I was suddenly surrounded by thousands of Caucasian students as well as community members. It was difficult to get used to being in that situation. I was used to a very diverse community coming from the Bay Area and now suddenly my surroundings changed. Now I’m completely adjusted to college and I’m going to miss it this summer.
I am going to enjoy my summer spending it with my family and friends but I will certainly miss college. I learned how to be independent and do everything without help. I just recently got a lease for my apartment in August and it’s so exciting! I will be living outside campus with my close friends. I feel like I’m ready for the more new and exciting things to come my way. I couldn’t be happier to have chosen a college away from home. It has totally made me more aware of what real life is.
Not living with my parents have made me much more responsible. I am now in charge of my own schedule, meals and responsibilities. This will totally help me in the long run and will be prepared for living by myself once I graduate and get a job. I’m not saying it’s easy, it’s actually tough work. But at the end of the day it’s worth it and gives you great feeling that you did it yourself. I recommend going to a college far away from home. It has been the best decision in my life yet. It will be scary but exciting and full of new adventures awaiting.