While at first intimidated by the calibre of students I met during my first few days, the welcoming and friendly spirit at Waterloo was flourishing during the 2022 Freshman Orientation Week. I have met so many great friends who I am sure will continue to be dear to me until the end of our four to five years here together. While leaving home, as well as the various comforts and communities I have bonded with, I am happy to say that I have formed a new home here at Waterloo and look forward to having my community grow over the next year.
I often find myself asking, what will the next year hold? Will I make it, or will this new challenge be too much? Despite the doubts, I know that with my various support systems at Waterloo, my amazing professors, and my closest friends, I will thrive as a Waterloo Warrior. While, in the words of Elsa, we may be going “Into the Unknown”, I know that I am Waterloo ready.