Senior year brings renewed focus

As classes begin again and I come back to campus as a senior, I have one thought: Where did the time go?

I remember still being that scared little freshman that barely spoke up in class. Now, I can’t stop talking.  

It's crazy to think how much you grow in four years; things that I'd never even think to do, I've done.

When I was kid I remember everyone saying college is going to be the best four years of your life and they were so true.

Because of attending college so far away from home I've become such a better person. I'm independent and much more appreciative of everything I've had in life.

As I begin my fourth year at Detroit Mercy, you can expect a more reserved, hard-working version of me.

Last year I know some of my articles and columns were a bit on the wild side and you guys expressed that to me. I couldn’t help it; that was my life.

This year, I’m keeping the partying to a minimum, not drinking as much and – most importantly – I’m taking a break from the opposite sex. Don't get me wrong, I love men. But it’s time to work on me and figure out what I want in life.

I just don't have the time for guys right now, I'm juggling eighteen credit hours and an internship. To say I’m busy is an understatement.

I'm trying to make this last year at UDM my best one, and no person or thing is going to stop me from reaching that.

And as I work to end on a high note, I’d encourage all of the freshmen reading this to make these four (or more) years on campus your best ones.