Sophomore Year Wrap Up

sophomore year wrap up- sincerelykenzGeez, it has been a WHILE since I have taken some time to blog. Unfortunately, it has actually been about a month since I last blogged. I seriously need to start working on writing out posts ahead of time before they are scheduled to go up; that is one of my goals this summer.


Since my sophomore year of college just came to an end, I wanted to take some time to do a recap! I really can’t believe that another year has passed, it’s crazy to think about! I’m officially halfway done with my college career, which is kind of a little bit scary.


Feel free to grab a quick snack and a glass of water, because this is going to be a long one!


This year I lived in a quad styled dorm, it seriously was so much fun. I attend college at SUNY Oneonta and they have a bunch of different room styles that you can live in, one of which being a quad (duh, I lived in one).  If you are not sure what I mean by “quad style” it’s basically two double rooms connected with a common room. I LOVED how my room was set up this year. I went for a much more relaxed look, getting rid of all the bright colors and cluttered walls that I had during my freshman year. The post I wrote on my room STILL generates the most traffic to my blog. I got to live in this quad styled room with a group of  my fabulous friends and am so thankful for all of the memories that we made.

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As far as classes go, I finally started to take some of my major classes! The way that my college is set up is kind of strange. Students have to take a TON of general education classes before they can actually start taking classes that are required for their major. In my opinion, the general education classes are boring and redundant, I really don’t understand why we are required to take them but I guess there isn’t much I can do about it. However, this semester I took a few different education classes that I really loved (I’m majoring in adolescent education for those of you that don’t know). I had a professor for one of my classes who I found to be absolutely amazing. Definitely, my favorite professor at my college so far and I am so excited to take another class with her next semester!


Speaking of next semester, my friends and I were finally able to get a suite styled dorm. This is similar to the set up that I had this year, except there will be a bathroom in our room and three double rooms connected with a common room instead of just two. I am so excited to live with a bunch of great people again and to have our own bathroom.


My sophomore year was also awesome career wise, I guess you could say. I was able to get a small side job that had to do with something I love…. Instagram! I managed an Instagram account for the student-run newspaper at my college. This was a great experience because I was able to get paid while doing something that I love. Sidenote: if you don’t follow me on Instagram already, you totally should!

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I was also lucky enough to get a job for next semester when I go back up to school. What is the job, you ask? A barista at a small cafe in my college’s library! I am so excited about this and can’t wait to learn how to make some groovy drinks for people. I’m super thankful for another job opportunity that I might be receiving next semester which would be  teaching the minimum of web design to middle schoolers!  I am so excited for this possibility because it will give me some hands-on work in the field that I am majoring in. Crossing my fingers that this opportunity works out.


Enough of academics and jobs, let’s get into the fun stuff. I was lucky enough to do some pretty cool things this year while I was up at school. My boyfriend and I decided to invest in season passes at a local ski mountain by our college. This was probably one of the best ideas we have had in a while because we definitely got our moneys worth. This gave us something to do on the weekends and definitely improved my snowboarding skills. We did eventually take a break from the cold weather and took a few more adventures when the weather got nicer.  We spent a day in Saratoga Springs, Boston, and let’s not forget Albany when we went to see Bruce Springsteen live!

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This year was also when my family’s adopted dog turned one years old , and when I adopted a bunny! Both are absolutely crazy but are super adorable. Cisco is a dopple dachshund and Elliot is a mini flop eared bunny!

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My friends and I took some weekend excursions as well. I went to this amazing hiking spot with my friends and had a spontaneous mall trip with another group of friends. Being on campus every day can get a little bit boring at times so taking weekend adventures is always a ton of fun.

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The Her Campus team that I run at my college made some amazing strides this year as well. We put on a lot more events, held some amazing giveaways and generated SO much traffic to our site. I am so lucky to have a group of girls who really love to write and work hard to make our Her Campus chapter amazing.

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Overall, my sophomore year was incredible! I’m going to be lame and throw in a quick cliche here, but time really does “fly” when you are having fun. I can’t believe how fast the year went by. I did great in my classes and made some unbelievable memories with some great people. I can’t wait to see what my junior year of college has to offer for me!