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Friday, July 24, 2015

A Letter to my Freshman Self


Dear Freshman Self, 

As I approach my senior year (so what that this is my second year being a senior?)
I wanted to take a moment to reflect, to write to you & tell you what I wish I had known when I started out on this collegiate journey.

First of all, when you make the decision to stay at home and go to a community college, don't be ashamed just because most of your friends are leaving.
What you don't know now is that these two years will leave you with some of the best memories and you'll cry when you take off your Ambassador uniform for the last time.

Don't focus on maintaining those high school friendships too much.
You'll spend hours crying over the fact that your "friends" have replaced you, but what you don't see at the beginning is the wonderful friends that will stay by your side-they'll even be there as you plan your wedding & stand by you as you marry the man of your dreams.
 And more than that, you'll make new friends along the way :)

I don't say this one lightly, focus on grades-not boys.
If you hadn't been worried about some silly boy, you would've taken summer classes and been done a year ago. Sure, it's time to have fun but realize the difference early between someone who is trying to hold you back & someone who supports your education.
Because an education will never wake up & tell you it doesn't love you.
No one can take your education away from you.

Don't waste hours every morning doing your hair and makeup.
It's not worth it and honestly, you look great without it!
Cherish that extra hour of sleep and wear those comfy oversized tees.

My freshman year self, you went to the gym every single day without fail.
You looked awesome!
Try to convince your senior year self to do that...because I fell down on my job!

Don't worry about being forever alone, spoiler alert...when you stop looking and stop worrying, he comes along ;)
And he's worth waiting for-I promise!

Don't do things or go places to try to impress people.
If they really like you, you don't have to do anything to impress them.
Listen to your head, if you feel uncomfortable-just walk away!

Most of all, I'm so proud of who you were and who you have turned into.
Your future self turns out pretty much okay ;)

Your Senior Self
I wanted to write this letter for a long time, not only for myself but for all those incoming freshman that are nervous and scared about what the next four (or five...or six!) years hold.

It's okay to be scared-but it's not okay to not get out there and try.
School has been so much fun, and although I'm so ready to graduate, I wouldn't have traded all the sweat, tears, and fun that I've had for anything.

Two schools later and I'm almost done ;)

I hope y'all didn't mind me getting a little more personal on this here blog today, I know I enjoyed sharing something a little bit deeper!

Until next time. . . 



  1. This is great post and so true.

  2. Girl...this is exactly what I need to hear today! As someone who is a little older (I'm 30 - so I was a freshman 12 years ago!) but not a whole lot wiser in a lot of ways, this definitely spoke to me, especially the part about an education never leaving you. I'm working on my PhD right now, and writing my dissertation is not always fun, but it will be worth it in the end! Great stuff!

    1. Congratulations on working toward your PhD! That is a huge accomplishment :)

      xoxo, SS

  3. I've been there and trust me it'll be worth it in the end, you will be so proud of yourself :) All you've accomplished is admirable!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! You're so sweet!

      xoxo, SS

  4. you are so dang cute! this post is darling and full of lots of good info and great tips for the graduating gal!

    1. Aw, thanks girl! I appreciate you stopping by :)

      xoxo, SS

  5. Aw this is so cute! Congrats and good luck! All your hard work has paid off!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate your kind words!

      xoxo, SS

  6. This is such a sweet post! Best of luck on your second senior year!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  7. Great letter, babe- you have come a long way since freshman year!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. I totally agree (& I'm so thankful for that!), thank you so much sweet girl :)

      xoxo, SS


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