Reflective Essay: My First Year As A Tennessee Vol

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It 's hard to believe that my first year as a Tennessee Vol is nearly complete. Looking back at the memories I 've made and the things that I 've experienced, it 's hard to put those things into words.

I look back to where I was a year ago, and it 's amazing how far I 've come. A year ago I had no idea where I was going to college, I began to question what I wanted to do with my life, and I forgot to enjoy life. My high school basketball career had just come to an end, I had the opportunity to watch our girls compete for a State Championship, I was a month and a half from graduating high school, and I was on my way to Washington, D.C. and New York City for the first time in my life, and I was selected to go to National FCCLA in DC for my
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I 've been able to develop a special relationship with Kortney Dunbar because of the struggles. And now here Tennessee is, one win away from the Final Four, something very few expected after the regular season. What makes it even more special to me is that the game is in South Dakota, it truly means the world to me that the NCAA allowed the women 's basketball Sweet 16 and Elite 8 to be played in Sioux Falls; and for Tennessee to be there, well that 's just an example of how God works in mysterious …show more content…
The student section looked pretty congested and I didn 't see the need to sit by a random person and make the entire row get up, so I sat a couple rows up from the student section in front of 3 amazing, loyal fans- Wanda, Beulah, and Larry- they have had their season tickets since Candace Parker came to Knoxville. They witnessed and were apart of some amazing years on Rocky Top- 2 National Championship seasons, crowds of 15-18,000 people, and got to watch the legend Pat Summitt coach. We 've developed a relationship outside of basketball games, Beulah will call me to ask me how my day was or to tell me the weather report, because she knows I don 't watch the news. I will forever be grateful for them and the stories the have told me.

I was enjoying being at UT and the opportunities I had, but since the middle of October I had a strong urge to be back home in South Dakota, I began counting down days and making a list of things to pack, but once Finals week hit, I didn 't want to leave. In just 5 months, Rocky Top had become my home, it 's exactly where I want to finish my undergraduate degree and spend 9 months out of the year at. Don 't get me wrong, I was excited to see my friends and family at Christmas Break, but I was ready to be back in

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