Dear Brew 4,
Over the past 72 days, I have been trying to think of a way to express my gratitude to all 34 of you.
I remember the first floor meeting like it was yesterday. We all were sitting in a circle introducing ourselves and saying where we were from. At first I thought to myself, "oh God half, the floor is from New Jersey this is going to be like high school all over again." Soon, I realized that some of you were from Massachusetts, California, Puerto Rico and even China! Our floor was not just diverse in terms of geographical location, but there are a variety of personalities. I spent a lot of time observing the dynamic for the first few weeks because I wanted to see where I would fit best.
In retrospect, we have spent a short amount of time together, but It it feels like we have been through so much already. We have experienced a lot of our "firsts" together. First time going to a college party/frat, first college exam, first time doing laundry and first time puking from too much alcohol (don't worry Mom, not me).
When I went home for a weekend in October I was thrilled to get away, but I missed the people I would see through the halls on a daily basis. I missed being greeted by Kayla throwing her shoe at me and giving me a big hug, watching Caroline make Easy Mac and striking up conversation, or Olivia trying to help me with my hairdos. These are the relationships that I live for.
I have developed an individual and unique friendship with each and everyone of you that I am beyond grateful for. I am thankful that you all embrace me and laugh at my ridiculous humor. Everyone on this floor has made my transition to college a little bit easier.
I feel like we have a created a family of our own. I hope you know that I will always have your back from now until we graduate.
Thank you Brew 4 for motivating, supporting me, and loving me for the person I am.