Famous Last words.

My first semester at UNT was insanely crazy. From awkward living situations to impossible 8 a.m. classes, I have learned so much about myself, college, my future, and.. really, everything.

I have made so many mistakes and can’t wait to start fresh next semester and make a lot less. I am definitely looking forward to knowing what to do and what NOT to do in order to be more successful in all of my courses. Here’s a list of some things I have learned this semester:

  • 8 a.m. courses do not build character… if you’re not a morning person, you really should avoid them.
  • talking to your professors is kind of important. I wish I had had relationships with all my professors like the one I have with Laura!
  • jumper cables are really an important thing to keep in your car.. and if those fail, I know the number to a really good towing company
  • balance is key.. in every aspect of your life.
  • I will never be able to plan for EVERYTHING.. it’s not possible. Life throws waaaay too many curve balls.
  • it’s okay to be undecided

And one of the most important things I feel like I learned is that it was okay for me to not know my major. Majoring in something does not lead you directly to a career. There will be a lot of different roads that’ll lead me to where I need to be but until then, I just need to take everything it as it comes.

But, I have chosen a major AND a minor… at least for now.

Major: Anthropology

Minor: History

I am taking courses during the spring semester to help make sure that Anthropology and History are right for me. I have a good feeling that they are though. I’d really like to be a museum curator but I’m keeping my options open. Who knows what careers will have been created by the time I graduate?

UGST has been so crucial in me figuring out what I value and what I love. This has led me to start realizing what college I belong at here at UNT. Being an undecided major has been the best decision I have made.

I am really thankful for UGST because it has surrounded me with a really interesting and fantastic group of people that have taught me a lot.

Some of my favorite pictures from this semester:

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Diversity

I do judge people way more than I probably should. I’ve noticed that since I’ve moved to Denton, I’ve started to judge a little less. I’ve been thrown into a town that is far more culturally diverse than my own was. It was a bit scary at first… but now, I like it a lot. So much to learn about everyone and their different paths. 

I’m really not sure what cultural group I identify with.. there’s so many, honestly. I identify with white people, women, christians, people with divorced parents, small town people, people who listen to the same music as me, people who watch the same Netflix shows as me and I’m sure there’s more…. 

Hm, the values I identify with are creativity, humor, and intelligence. I’m not really sure about a purpose, to be honest. 

My parents have (or at least have in the past) a huge influence on my personal opinions, values, and view points. Now, that I’m 5 hours away, I’m being more influenced by the people I’m surrounding myself with and the things that I’m reading or listening to(sorry Mama). A lot of my professors have been helping shape my opinions and thoughts on different subjects. It’s nice getting new perspective on things, even if I don’t agree with what they’re saying. 

I really want to branch out and talking to people that I wouldn’t normally approach. I’d also be open to joining some sort of group or org. that would help me branch out and learn new things.