Aaliyah enjoyed her first year at Xavier University, and had so many laughs and good times. At first she did not have any roommates because the roommates she was supposed to have decided to go to other schools, and she had a triple room to herself for 2 months. Having the room to herself caused Aaliyah to find friends outside of her dorm and open up and be outgoing. She made so many friends and was so happy to have these new people in her life. Aaliyah was so thankful that she was experiencing college with friends. By the end of the first semester she had two roommates Gabby and Ronnie. As first semester ended she was happy with her grades, her friendships, and roommates and she couldn’t wait to be back from Christmas Break.
As second semester rolled around Aaliyah was so happy to get back, start classes and continue to have fun with her friends, but school had a different plan. Her classes second semester were a little more difficult and she had harder professors. Aaliyah’s mid-term grades weren’t where she wanted or needed them to be, and she had to take a step back from her social life and crack down. After focusing more on her grades she lost some of her closest friends, and what she learned was that some people are meant to be in your life and some aren’t. It was rough, but it was a lesson Aaliyah had to learn. She finished her second semester with friends and people in her life who wanted to be there, and with a 3.2 GPA! She is proud of her grades and the lessons she learned.
Now it is summer and Aaliyah has already begun to plan for next semester, and how she wants next semester to be. She is planning on working really hard on finding a job next semester, hopefully work study, but if not work study she will look off campus and take the bus to work. Aaliyah also plans on becoming more involved in clubs and meeting new people through clubs, and applying for internships, and alternative community service breaks. She has learned a lot about herself, life, and people during her first year of college, and she cannot wait to learn more and more for the next 3 years. Aaliyah truly appreciates everyone’s contribution to Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado, because without you she wouldn’t be able to experience these things at Xavier University.