I received an invitation a few weeks ago from my college for a party called Halfway Hall. It marks the halfway point for second year students.
Having written "Letters from the Dorm" a few times about my university experiences, I am now almost halfway through my degree.
As the saying goes, time flies when you're having fun.
When I look back, I notice that while I gradually gained knowledge at university, my personal development has been fast-paced.
Suddenly, deciding which society event to go to is not what's important; it's which career path I should take. Suddenly, it strikes me that my parents have a lot of trust in me, whether allowing me to go on weekend trips by myself or letting me decide who to live with and where to live. Suddenly, I feel the urge to equip myself with more skills while I have the time.
So, before the end of my degree, I would like to accomplish a few things.
First, to be able to have long conversations in Russian.
Second, to explore every corner of the campus. My degree would not be complete without a trip to the university's Botanic Garden.
And finally, to spend more time with friends from university before everyone embarks on a different path.
Having an international group of friends means that we won't be hanging out all together often in the future.
As well as studying hard for my degree, I would like to seize any opportunity to have fun with the friends I have made at university.
Nevertheless, Halfway Hall is both a time for me to celebrate the wonderful experiences so far at university - and to dress up and dance with friends!