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Much like my first week, this year was filled with ups and downs. Managing coursework, stress, mental health, and a relationship were all areas that affected me in one way or another this semester. In terms of the positive, performing with ensembles and making friends has been a great experience and very beneficial. Additionally, being in a relationship with someone who is genuinely caring and always supportive helped me a great deal. Some of the hardships I faced included managing coursework and mental health. As the year went on I got more behind and my mental health got worse. By utilizing my amazing support system and the resources out there for me. I was able to stabalize and turn the semester around thankfully and I am so grateful for everyone that helped me. I feel very prepared for the rest of my time at OSU and cant wait to see where it takes me.
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My first week at OSU was filled with ups and downs. College has been an adjustment for sure, but not necessarily a bad one. I spent my first week practically living in a practice room in preparation for my placement audition on Thursday. While this was most not likely the most mentally healthy thing for me, it obviously bared results as I made first chair in the top Jazz Band and made the top Combo. Classes are a mixed bag, some are wonderful, some are grueling beyond comprehension. If I had to pick a best and worst, it would likely be Aural Training and Psych, respectively. Oh, and 8 A.M.’s are unfortunately a thing that exists. One thing that I am very glad exists is the RPAC. I have not been great about taking care of myself physically since I quit club soccer in high school and it seems that OSU is giving me the opportunity to have a fresh start on that front. Leaving my friends and family has been difficult but not as hard as I had anticipated. I went home over labor day to visit everyone and it was a very nice and well earned break. I am really excited to see where this year takes me. I understand that there are definitely going to be plenty more ups and downs but I am ready to put my head down and get through it.