College Monthly Update : The End Of Freshman Year and Finals Week

Hello Guys!


I didn’t really want to write this post…not because I don’t love blogging or y’all because I do…more than anything. I didn’t want to write this post because what is most important to me when I’m blogging about my life is to never make life seem like some fake perfectly happy world.

My goal is always to be as honest as is possible with all of you. I strive to be real, raw, and open in all of my life updates. I do this because I’ve read too many books and seen too many movies where life is perfect and every story has a happy ending. That’s not the case most of the time. I want my blog to be a place where people can relate to my struggles and realize that they aren’t alone in their pain; not even for one minute. My blog name doesn’t have “struggling to thrive” in it for nothing.

Sooo…my last month at college. It wasn’t what I had expected for sure. It had a lot of shocking parts. Some that maybe I saw coming, but pushed off and lived in a little cocoon of happiness, refusing to break out and face reality. But, there were definitely some that I absolutely never saw coming in a million years. Not all of them were bad either, thank goodness.

Stuff That Happened My Final Month

I had a really good week around mid-April! I don’t know why, but it was just one of those weeks where everything goes your way everyday and you’re like, “what the heck is going on?!” My family surprised me with a visit and my sister stayed on campus a few days to check out my college! I should have smelled trouble because life was just too great. πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

I stayed on campus over Easter break with a few friends because I didn’t have a ride home and my parents couldn’t come pick me up. Yea…now I kinda was a little concerned about this and figured that tensions could run high with so few people on campus, but I never suspected what came. I’m not going to go into detail, but basically this week caused me to need an extension on a paper, feel like I was gonna faint, and get a really bad flu. πŸ˜“πŸ˜§πŸ™

I got a really bad flu and was throwing up and keeping nothing down, not even fluid. I threw up 10 times in one day. I ate one bowl of ramen over 4 days. It was so bad! While I was still recovering from this, I basically lost a friendship. 😷

One of the people I had stayed on campus with during Easter break and I had a disagreement and it got pretty heated. Anyway, this person essentially made it seem like our friendship hadn’t really meant that much to them and they didn’t exactly want to be anything more than really good acquaintances for a bit. To say that I felt angry and betrayed would be a pretty big understatement. 😣 Again, this is while I still have a flu. 😳πŸ˜₯

I went to spring formal and had a pretty good time and enjoyed the group date that my friends and I went on! 😎🎊🌹

I completed my 8-10 page research paper that was super hard!! πŸ˜“πŸŽŠ

I survived finals week, just barely, but I still did!! Yay me!! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž

I learned a valuable lesson or two during finals week about how to not die and how important it is to not base how your friendships are going off of finals week. 😝 Maybe I’m stupid???

I rediscovered my love of Veggie Tales when it helped me to cope during the last week! πŸ˜‚πŸ… And they don’t have a cucumber emoji, this is a crime.

I became a sophomore officially!! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž It’s still unbelievable that I’m no longer a freshman and I made it through a year of college, but I did!! 😁

I said goodbye to some of my favorite people in the world and I only cried for like a half hour. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ™ˆπŸ‘‹πŸ˜­

Isn’t my month great so far? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜“ Oh, wait…pictures, it just wouldn’t be complete without pictures showing my stressed smiles. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜£

Me dyeing eggs on Easter morning 🐰🌼πŸ₯
Exploring the area around us! Found an adorable ice-cream parlor! 🍦
Just look at that clenched jaw…πŸ˜₯ Btw, it has nothing to do with the girl next to me. She is one of my best friends and such a support! πŸ’•
Spring Formal 😎
I LOVE these young women! 😍
Yep, I’m back to my old ways πŸ˜πŸ™ˆ
Rain walks are the best thing when you’re stressed β˜”
We might be done with finals at this point…just a thought πŸ˜πŸ˜“
Love this 😍🌼
One of my newly turned sophomore buddies with me at the Graduation Dance πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ“ Love this gal! 😘
Packing up my whole world in bags 😢
My empty room…it was so dismal and sad. So quiet and still; it made me miss all the laughter and my dear roommate already. 😒

That’s all for pictures! πŸ“·

Now for some insanely funny quotes finals week…don’t judge…our minds are not fully with us!

*All names have been changed for privacy purposes*

Catherine : “Sam, how are you?” Sam : “Caffeinated.”

Ally : “We are always being watched. It’s only when we think about it that it becomes creepy.”

Daisy : “I’m losing my mind, but it’s fine.”

Michelle talking about taking one of her finals(I was trying to encourage her to just do her best) : “I will try, but it will not go well.”

Me : “Daisy, do you mind if we roll down your car windows and just scream?” Daisy : “What? Sure, that’s fine, I’ll join you.”

Well, that wraps up this month! I am going to be posting a freshman year in review type of post with a lot more reflection on freshman year as a whole, but for now this was just to give you the last monthly update until September. I now have much more time on my hands to get back to regular posting!!


39 thoughts on “College Monthly Update : The End Of Freshman Year and Finals Week

  1. I’m glad you had one of those weeks! I love those. And I also love ice-cream parlors. Cute pictures, too! ❀ Ahh, I can't believe you're in college! *hugs* I'm so proud of you. You keep working hard! πŸ™‚ I love research papers but they can be tough, lol.

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  2. Loved seeing more pictures! πŸ™‚ I am really sorry for all the heartbreak you had to go through. :/ ❀ I am SO proud that you made it through your freshman year, Lizzy! πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀

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  3. Congratulations on making it through, Lizzy! The rough parts sound awful, but God carried you through πŸ™‚ Looks like you had a lot of fun this year. Enjoy your summer break!
    “how are you” “caffeinated” that’s such a mood πŸ˜‚

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  4. I’m so glad to see how your first year went. You learn a lot about friendships. I am STILL learning a lot. Usually, with disagreements, I have to step back and look at my emotions…and I do not always like doing that because it’s hard. Some people only have moments in our life for a bit, and others are much longer. It’s okay.


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    1. Yes, I have a feeling I have much more learning to do as far as friendships go. Before college I used to stay in toxic ones and now I know to get out so freshman year didn’t teach me nothing in the friendship department. Yes, I have been thinking it over a lot these past few weeks. Haha, VEGGIE TALES RULES!! πŸ˜‚

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  5. I super love love love this post. This is just super true and you never faked anything there, you gave even your struggles as a college student.

    By the way, I feel bad that you lost some of your friends, that’s just sad. But I’m happy that you’ll be sophomore and you finished your first year. Good luck for more life experiences, Liz πŸ™‚ x

    P. S. I missed jumping on your blog and leaving a comment πŸ™‚

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    1. Awe, thank you, Mark!! I do my best to always be real and relatable. Thanks, I’m sorry I lost them too, but it may turn out for the best. Thank you as always for your support!! 😁


  6. Hi Lizzy!
    Saw that you had checked out my blog earlier so I thought I’d come look around yours! πŸ˜‰
    So fun to hear about your freshman year adventures! Be thankful for those good and hard times. I promise God is going to use them, yes even the bad times, to prepare you for all He has in store for you in these coming months and years. I’m sorry you had to go through losing a friendship. I would encourage you to continue to reach out to that person and be an encouragement to them. Even you never get back to the way things once were. You don’t want to regret never smoothing things over with that person in the future.
    I know the Lord is going to grow you in new ways as you enjoy your summer and venture off into your second year at school! The first year is generally the hardest, and sophomore year was a blast for me so I’ve got high hopes for your second year! Keep making those memories and studying hard!
    So thankful to see a sister in Christ struggling through college life with me!
    God’s got us! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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    1. Thank you so much for all your kind words of encouragement! They really were a lift to my spirit! I do plan on continuing to be kind and reach out to my friend even though I do not see that being reciprocated. At least, I will clear my side of the road by continuing to be a friend. That’s so wonderful to hear! I really am hoping sophomore year will be less drama filled. Yes, it is wonderful to meet other Christians who are going through college! β€πŸ˜‰


  7. I’m sorry your last month of college didn’t go as planned…But I’m glad to hear you were able to find a silver lining. Girl, I hear you, these last few months are hard. I have finals last week and am still just trying to get through! Happy summer though, congrats on surviving your first year! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Grace! You never know, it may turn out to be for the best! Oh, I totally relate to that. Most dayd during the last few months, I just keep walking and force myself to keep going. Happy summer to you too and congrats also! We did it! ☺


  8. I’m so sorry for your flu and that you lost a friendship… 😦 But, congrats on surviving the freshman year! All the photos are great 😍 I hope your June will be amazing! Sending lots of love and hugs 😘

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