Well, freshman year has finally come to an end, and it is so bittersweet. My first year at W&L could not have been better. It was full of adventures with amazing friends and teammates. During the fall, I experienced my first season as Generals volleyball player. It was a season full of learning and improvement, not to mention winning ODACs was the icing on the cake. My teammates and coaches became my second family. There is so much support in our program that it makes the transition to college so much easier. After fall term was over, Christmas break flew by. I entered into winter term not knowing what to expect, and it was interesting to say the least. There was a tremendous amount of work, but I was also able to experience W&L’s social life in a completely different way. W&L has such a unique culture, and it really sets it apart from so many other schools. However, once winter term came to an end, I went on spring break with my pledge class to Gulf Shores, Alabama. It was by far one of the best weeks of my life. It enabled me to strengthen many of my relationships with my pledge class sisters and also with the fraternity guys that stayed close to us. We spent numerous nights staying up late playing “What are the odds?”, which I found that I was strangely good at. I returned from spring break, and I went into spring term not really understanding why everyone said it was so great. I quickly learned that it is the best part of the year (apart from season of course). I ended up taking a playwriting course and actually learned how to write a decent play. It’s nice to only have to focus on one class and having plenty of free time to finish homework, go to open gyms, and enjoy your friends. Today, I had to leave Lexington for the summer, and I already miss everything about it. W&L has become my home away from home.