Hi everyone,

It’s getting to be that hectic time of year when it feels like there are simply not enough days left in the semester needed to get everything done. Overwhelmed with due dates, papers and rapidly approaching finals, it occurred to me how lucky I am to be in this position. I am so thankful for the many extraordinary opportunities Young Harris has given me. The small, close-knit community has provided me with friendships that will last a lifetime, and a rich education I don’t feel I would have received anywhere else. It’s comforting to know I am surrounded by students and professors who genuinely care about me and my success. 

Even though it’s a busy time, the end of the semester is always my favorite. The last few weeks are filled with studying, tests and writing but there is always time to enjoy the company of friends before everyone leaves for winter break. Ending a semester of hard work with good friends is always a satisfying feeling. 

Sometimes it’s hard to think of everything you’re thankful for. It seemed to hit me in the whirlwind of studying and frantically writing papers that my YHC education is the best thing that’s happened to me. I wouldn’t be in this place—a senior at YHC—without my loving family, friends and many others who have influenced me and helped me grow. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of classes and being a student but I’m always glad when I can take a moment to realize how fortunate I am to learn and grow in a place where I am more than just another face in the crowd. 

Young Harris truly has so much to offer and I hope I have made that apparent through the stories I have shared on my blog. It’s crazy to think that I am almost halfway done with my final year at YHC. Considering how quickly this semester flew by, I’m sure my last one will go by just as fast. I will greatly miss being in these beautiful mountains every day but I am beyond grateful for the adventures and memories I will always cherish from my time here at YHC. 

Thank you to all who followed along with me on the journey of my fall semester. It has been a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to discover what lies ahead!