So at the beginning of this year I did my "College Countdown" series, and they quickly became some of the most popular posts on this blog to date! I just finished my second year of college, first year actually away at a university, and I thought it would be nice to bring that series to a final close with a recap of how my year at Appalachian State University went!
Overall this past year just seems like a dream. As I walked through the common areas of the school and saw people playing frisbee, walking dogs, enoing, tightlining, and trying to spread their opinions to the masses it was like watching a scene out of a movie. I honestly couldn't believe I had made it to this place, and even during difficult times I never stopped being thankful for the opportunity to bring my dreams to fruition at a place like Appalachian.
Classes and Internships
My major is middle grades education, and because I came in with my associates degree that meant I got to jump right in to my education classes and internships! Throughout the year I got to spend time with wonderful peers, teachers, and students who all made an impression on my future career. Appalachian's education program truly is one of the best! (It actually is top rated, look it up!)
^^^Look at our paper cranes we made with the kids! They each hung one for someone they cared about, and one of the kids hung one up there for me <3
And this is me in my "professional" attire with an "I mean business" look at my second internship! I was actually in an 8th grade English class for this one so it was much more "real" so to speak.
Fun and Friends
My roomie and I had fun girls nights (which you can see here!)
Speaking of apartments, this girl who I have known most of my life is going to be one of my roommates next year! She is the best, and I am so excited to be sharing our side of the apartment in a few short months!
This is the boy from the picture above looking significantly more normal... TBH he was one of the only people I actually talked to on my dorm floor this past year!
My sweet boy carved me Mickey Mouse pumpkin for Halloween this year! Sadly, he rotted pretty quickly
But I got to look cute matching my mommy at Biltmore House anyway!
Finally, my boy and I went out for Valentine's Day and looked smoking hot!
It started off with the Avett Brothers at Appalachian (which you can see here!)
here! The next day I drove back to Charlotte to meet up with my friend to see Brad Paisley! It was a busy weekend!
Finally, I ended the semester with a trip to see Home Free with my family. If you have never hear of them then check it out, they are an a capella country group and are ah-mazing!
Family and Friends Visiting
And this was the window at Christmas! It was a little busy, but I loved it! You can see the full winter dorm tour here.
As I sat in the floor with only my fan, mirror, and backpack left in the room, I wasn't nearly as sad as I thought I would be. The first year at Appalachian was coming to an end, but I have one more wonderful one ahead of me to look forward to. This year had its tough times and trials, but it was also one of the best years of my life. Looking back a couple of weeks later I am more upset that I was at the time. Never again will I be seen as one of the babies in the dorm, I am working for apartment rent as an upperclassmen. Let's see what the future holds!
Overall, my second year in college was truly amazing, and I can't wait to see what next year holds! I hope you will come with me as the journey continues!