I remember going to the freshman orientation, feeling sheltered next to my high school friends and shy to meet new ones. I remember the first day of my sociology class, the professor being an old lady who looked almost ghostly. As the years went by I met quite a few friends but didn’t feel much of home because I was never a part of anything special in the school. I remember one semester getting straight A’s; I’ve never seen A’s line up ever in my life; it just didn’t seem real. The last half of my junior year was special to me- I met the peer counseling family =) I met a lot of amazing people there. I finally felt like I was home and belonged somewhere. I began being more assertive and found a passion in helping people, especially the vulnerable population- people who have a mental disorder. I loved working in Active Minds and doing research and outreach as well. Senior year was my favorite year (besides taking that damn law class with professor what’s his face). I made tighter bonds. End of senior year I did an internship which also gave me personal growth…like a lot! As I was getting my cap and gown today I felt sadness. I felt like I wasn’t ready to leave my friends here, but we will keep in touch. I’m going to miss everyone I met these past 4 years.
Thank You John Jay =]