I feel that through my first year of college I have not changed much. I have grown, but not so much that I have become unrecognizable to myself. I have grown in my self-compassion–trying to be kinder to myself. I have grown in my relationships–focusing more on the value behind them rather than the surface level friendship. I have grown in my closeness to my family. I have grown in my knowledge, confidence, and dedication. This year has had plenty of ups and downs but looking back, the ups have been wonderful and the downs have taught me more than anything else. Being at OSU has been a dream come true, even with the hard moments. I love my life here. I love the people I have met. I love the school work and learning. I love the opportunities. I love everything, especially the hard times that show me how to grow. I am extremely thankful for this year. It has been a great start.