February 13, 2011

Spring semester begins after an intermission of Christmas break and, once finally in, January will quickly run by. Looking back now, I’m not quite sure when February came and when January left but one thing I know is that classes are ending just as soon. It seems the second semester passes by much quicker than normal and by the end of it (during finals) you’re unsure when it snuck up so quickly. I am excited to have a Spring break vacation, or as some of us say a “catch up” period. With only a week of “vacation” time I’m not sure what I will do but I plan to take advantage of sleeping in everyday and spending the time to just be “bored” or relaxation.

Around this time last year I was just as swamped with work but this work was for my exodus of high school, something I had looked forward to for so long and since it had finally come, I was very excited for another experience to begin (that being college). It’s funny, you reach your senior year as the “big dogs” on campus and when you start college you are a “freshy” once again, irony much? However, being at this point of my college career I see that it is a complete difference from high school. No longer is anyone holding your hand and making sure you do your homework or neither is their effort to make sure you do all your work on time or show up to your classes. I understand that for some people college can be too much freedom but for some (like me) it’s a place when you begin to grow up. Do I think I am fully mature yet? Of course not, there is always room for growth and, quite honestly, I kind of like keeping a little kid part of me still and not taking EVERYTHING overly serious (there is a time and place for everything). I can’t say how your college experience will be, for each of us it is different and unique to our own lives. What matters really is what we get out of the whole experience and choose to grow from or not.

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About Hannah

**Minor:** Psychology **Career Goals:** I want to start a magazine and photography company but I'm still looking into career goals. **Why I chose Embry-Riddle:** I chose ERAU because I fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere. I didn't feel like just another number here and the relationships with faculty and staff were genuinely one-on-one. Anytime I'd meet students they were always warm and inviting. In a way I feel I didn't choose Embry-Riddle but it chose me.

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