Written by: Sofia EscalanteBOD Escalante_Sofia

Wow! That is all I can say about my freshman year. It has been a complete whirlwind. My concept of time has been distorted because I feel like this year has flown by in no time at all, but at the same time I look at all that has happened in the course of two semesters and feel as if I’ve been here for years. Moving to college has been the biggest transition in my eighteen years of life. Moving to a different state, ten hours away from my home and loving family, to a new city where I only knew a handful of people; Freshman year has been no small feat. As the end of the year is quickly approaching, I am reminded of where I started; full of doubt and so many uncertainties. Will I make friends? Will I be able to keep up academically? Will I even like college at all? Now, weeks away from finishing my Freshman year of college, I have a certain peace about the questions that once ailed me. I have met wonderful people that I can call life long friends, people who care about me, and understand me more than I ever thought possible. I have kept up academically and learned and grown from this year in ways I never imagined. And yes, I like college, so much that it saddens me to know it will come to an end. It is hard to believe I am already a fourth of the way done with my time here at the University of Arkansas, and I am wishing I could slow down time; however, the excitement for what the future holds keeps me motivated and looking forward to what else is in store for me in the next three years!