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Three Terms Down, Nine to Go

Lucas contemplates his first year at Carleton.

Lucas contemplates his first year at Carleton.


My freshman year at Carleton is essentially over, and I have a lot of feelings about that. Primarily…

  1. Ew I don’t like it I wanna stay
  2. Oh wow this college thing is already 25% done what the heck
  3. Wait how am I gonna take all of the classes I wanna take I really don’t like this
  4. Somehow I still feel pretty good?

I can’t say I’m exactly satisfied with what I’ve accomplished; I just never am. But for once, I can say I do feel proud. I have more work to do and more ways to grow, but I’ve definitely worked and grown a lot this year. That’s awesome to get to say.

I’m a little more confident coming out of this year than I was going into it. A little better at time management, too. I have a bit of a better idea of what my future holds, and what I want to do with it. In short, my journey here is far from over, but it is well under way.

I don’t have much more to add that I haven’t covered in all my previous blog posts this year, so I’m not going to try and belabor anything. I just have a lot of Thank Yous to say.

Thank you to my family for helping me get here. And to my old school, too. Thank you to all my old friends who inspired me on my way to college, and to all my new ones who made the transition here more than manageable.

Lastly, thank you to each and every one of my professors who’ve taught me so much this year. Greg Marfleet, Sandra Rousseau, Owen Biesel, Stephanie Cox, Ryan Terrien, Mihaela Czobor-Lupp, Jay Tasson, Cédric Briand, Jay Beck, and Laska Jimsen: you are the people who make this place special. Thank you.

Lucas is finishing up his freshman year at Carleton, bringing with him a passion for all things nerdy and a talent for overthinking and awkwardness (and self-deprecation). He hails from Pasadena, California, and yes, he realizes it gets cold out here. Currently wildly undecided, he can see himself attempting a Physics and Cinema and Media Studies double major, although ChemistryEconomics, and Computer Science (among many other subjects) have been tempting him as well. He misses his bearded dragon.

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