Though I wake up every morning with a basic outline of where I will go, and at what time I will eat, my plans are always changing. That’s what I love about William & Mary – the students here are smart, focused, and driven towards their future, but are also willing to branch out and be spontaneous with you.
For the sake of this blog post, however, I will do my best to take you through a typical day in my shoes. This semester, I admit that I may have committed myself to too many things, both academically and in extracurricular activities. As I trudge through midterm season with my six different classes, completing an abundance of papers and tests, I also have meetings, practices, mixers, and interviews almost every single day. Club soccer practices happen three times a week, and I still take the time to go to Yoga and Barre classes with my sorority sisters. As all William & Mary students will agree, interviews are a pretty common day to day thing for freshmen as well. As we all try to get involved in this community, we also are all getting to learn how to dip our toes into the real world.
As hectic as my life at William & Mary has been so far, I’ve noticed that the environment it fosters is nothing short of collaborative. As cliché as it may sound, William & Mary helps me grow every day. Even while I race my bike across campus to ensure I make it to class on time, it’s hard to not appreciate the wonderful community that the W&M offers. No matter how stressed I get, or how badly I need to watch Netflix, there will always be someone by my side to join me – willing to change their schedules with the flip of a switch.
-Shannon Fischer ’19