The transition from high school to college was an easy one for me: I was ready to get out of my high school social scene and ready to meet new people. My freshman was everything that I wanted and more. I feel like I’ve grown as a person by learning to live with someone who was at first a complete stranger, by being (almost) financially independent, and not having my mom around when I’m sick. I’ve become a more independent person, which is something that I struggled with previously. I have found friends that for the first time in my life I truly feel like I’ll know them forever. Although parts of this year have no doubt been tough, I think that my life has changed for the better because of it.