The past year has been an absolute whirlwind, but it’s been such a happy blur.
Living in the Alpha Chi Omega house has been an integral part of this year. When am I ever going to get the opportunity to live in a house with 72 other girls or 4 other roommates? These girls have become some of the best friends I’ve ever had, and I can’t believe I’ve only known them for two years. I love the random conversations about everything and nothing at all more than the big events. Obviously giant functions are fun, but I’ve never laughed harder than I have on the countless nights we stayed up way too late watching movies and talking instead of studying. I would not have grown as much as I have this year without these girls pushing me beyond my limits and encouraging me to better myself. I am a better person today than I was when I moved in nine months ago.
This was also the first time I got a real taste of what it’ll mean to be a broadcast major. I worked at KOMU last year and did some video shooting and editing, but being about to see a project from start to finish is an amazing opportunity. I know I can conduct interviews and figure out how it’ll all work into a 1:30 package as a sophomore…and that’s insane. I know I sometimes take the “Mizzou method” for granted thinking that everyone gets these opportunities, but realizing how much more I know now than seniors I interned with last summer knew, I am so thankful. While it maybe overwhelming sometimes, I am so lucky to Mizzou journalism student.