Convocation as a freshman was something that did not peak my interests and to be honest, was a little boring. I hardly paid attention and was just counting down the minutes till I was able to leave. Going to convocation this year though, was entirely different. Similar to my freshman year I was not thrilled about going to the event, but this year I enjoyed the ceremony. There were many great things said to be taken away from convocation all revolving around a similar theme; enjoy your time in college and experience new things. Too many students miss out on new friends and new experiences because they are all too eager to get away form college and get back home where they are comfortable. Without putting yourself out there to experience new things and new people, you are never able to grow as a person. Sitting in convocation as a junior, the message I received was get out there and experience new things. I wish I would have received this same message as a freshman, but was too busy worrying about when I could leave convocation.