” I can’t believe our freshman year of college is almost over.” -Anonymous Friend of Mine
I was sitting with a friend on my floor the other day just talking about a variety of random topics, and we came around to talking about finals, and she ended up making the above comment about the end of the year. Obviously she didn’t mean literally that she didn’t believe of freshman year was almost over, it was more of a “where did the time go” kind of disbelief. We started talking about how it seemed like just last week we were moving into the dorms, and now we are all getting ready to pack up and move out and go back home only to do it all over again next year.
What was also meant by this statement was the awe that we had all finished a year of college already. We are practically done with a fourth of our college experience and that was crazy to think about. We talked about how three years seems like a lot of time to have left, but if all the years go by as fast as this year did, then we will be done before we know it.
I also think there was a little bit of anxiety within my friend saying this because after college we go out into the “real world.” We become actual adults and have real responsibilities, not that we don’t now, but it’s different later in life. I think when my friend said this it also meant, “I can’t believe we are one year closer to having careers and starting families, and being “real adults” instead of the “adults in training” that we are.” The future is a scary thing to think about, mostly because it is completely unknown, and thinking about leaving our parents for good and living on our own is nerve racking. In the end though, time will always keep moving forward and will keep passing by whether we believe it or not, and we just have to be ready for whatever time may bring.