It’s funny how when I first got to Arcadia I was so nervous and shy, yet so ready to experience something completely new. When I first stepped foot on campus, I was unsure whether Arcadia was for me. Yet time has passed so quickly and my opinions have changed. I can’t believe that the semester is ending so quickly. It’s bittersweet that my freshman year is almost over.
I look forward to this upcoming year because I have had such a positive experience this year. I remember how nervous I was in choosing my classes because I did not understand the process. For example, I did not know what classes I wanted to take beyond Sociology, and I did not understand how the credits system worked. But, I had great advisers! *Shout out to Cristina Cintron and Angela McNeil!* Cristina and Angela assisted me each step of the way. The connection that we made was meaningful. They were very open with their office hours, and I felt that I could talk to them on professional and personal bases. Through it all, I appreciate the time and dedication they spent with me this year, and I know they are willing to help me throughout my time at Arcadia.
The relationships I have built with faculty, professors, and peers have been one of the things that I truly like about Arcadia. I need a support system, and I love the AU family I have made so far. Each experience that I have had here at Arcadia has helped me become a well-rounded, social, understanding, self-advocating, and cheerful person. I am hoping and happy to be able to explore myself and what I want here at Arcadia. Just to think four years from now, I could be looking back at this blog thinking I am officially a Knight and glad to be.