So, this is it. This is my last blog post for Ball State.
So, what does this mean?
Well, it means my four years at Ball State are over–but it also means that there’s a good chance that, for some of you high school seniors who have been following along all year, your four years at Ball State are about to begin.
So this is what I learned at Ball State.
I learned that it’s okay to change your major, and that I would be happier if I had learned that a long time ago.
I learned that you grow to appreciate your family more the less you’re around them, but that missing them means you value the time you do get with them even more.
I learned that professors are generally nice people and will work with you if something isn’t right.
I learned that professors are different from high school teachers, because you’re independent and are expected to turn your homework in whether they remind you that it’s due or not.
I learned my senior year that the University Police Department will jump your car so that you don’t have to figure out which one of your 200 acquaintances has jumper cables.
I learned that staying on campus all four years can be fun and rewarding, even if you do learn the menus of all the dining halls by heart.
I learned that no one will force you to eat healthily but yourself, and if you don’t learn it, you’ll gain it.
Finally, I learned that college is where you’ll meet some of the best friends you’ll ever have, and that when you leave the university, it’s like leaving a part of yourself behind. Make those connections and friends. Respect your high school life, sure, but while letting yourself live your new life at college.
And the best advice I can give you right now is to enjoy it while you’re there, because I can’t believe it’s already gone.