As the final week of my first semester at college approaches, I cannot help but think about all the ways that I have grown since coming to Geneseo. In a short amount of time, my daily habits and even my outlook on life has changed. I have learned that professors are here to support students and that it is okay to ask for help. In addition, I have been focusing more on grasping the actual content than worrying about grades. College has also helped me to understand things that I never thought about before. In my anthropology class, we are talking about how there is modern-day slavery and its cultural effects. Before coming to college, I never thought about these social and moral issues, but now I realize how important it is to care about things that are bigger than myself. Living on my own has made me more independent by teaching me skills like cooking and cleaning along with a full schedule of classes. Finding the right balance between taking care of myself and keeping up with my schoolwork has been difficult, but college has taught me to manage my time well. The academic part of college was a struggle at first because it was hard to meet new people and start a new educational path with more challenging coursework. However, now that I know what is expected of me and how to effectively manage my time, everything is going better than I could have imagined in August.