Wow, I can’t believe how fast time has gone! I remember my first day on campus, it was only a couple of months ago but it has nine months since the start of school. Through these past nine months a lot has happened, I mean absolutely a lot! I have had a lot of ups and downs from being away from home and on my own to classes becoming a lot harder than high school to making new friends. My experience has been amazing, I thought it would be really hard but I know for myself I have worked through everything and can say that I succeed and don’t want to drop out!
My organizations that I joined were amazing, I am a proud sister of Sigma Alpha, a professional sorority pursuing women to excel fro careers in agriculture. I am a member and the new vice president for the upcoming year in the Block and Bridle club. I am also a member in Collegiate Farm Bureau, FFA, and Phi Eta Sigma. I also have had to do a lot of things to keep my scholarship from working at mandatory events for diversity to volunteering at the Humane Society, I absolutely love dedicating my time to help animals who want and need love while they are waiting to be adopted. I have had an amazing opportunity helping at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. I enjoy going there on often and being able to clean kennels and cages, walk dogs, give dogs a bath, play with the cats, and of course clean the facilities to keep the animals healthy.
Lastly, what I have learned the most is that family is one thing that is important to me. My family means the world to me. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them, they have kept me going through everything from my hard times at school to missing them when I can’t be home with them, to telling me to keep trying and that they are proud of me. My family is absolutely the one thing I value most. I would have dropped out in a heart beat if it wasn’t for my family. College has been an interesting life changing event for me and this experience will be one that I will always remember.