Thank you for providing so many new experiences. I have changed so much in a year in ways I didn’t know were possible. I never thought that the friends I would make in college would be so supportive or amazing. I found my place, and it’s pretty great. This year is coming to a close and I never thought it would have turned out like this, but I’m so glad it did.
Coming to college I was terrified I wouldn’t find my people, but somehow I did and I am so thankful. Through tailgates, classes, and joining a sorority, I have found my best friends. I learned that friendships can’t be forced and can happen when you least expect it. One of my best friends I met because we were the only ones that didn’t cancel on lunch after joining our sorority, and now we get lunch almost every day.
I never even thought I would join a sorority, even though everyone else thought I would. I am so grateful I rushed and ended up where I am. I could not imagine my life without my sisters now. It’s funny how things like that work. The things you never thought you would enjoy become the best part of your day.
I surprisingly will miss dorm life. Everything is so accessible living right on campus, although I am ready for my own space. Living in a dorm has been an exciting part of my life, and I will always cherish that part of my classic college experience. I will not, however, miss fire alarms at 4:00 am.
Thank you for lunches on the Drillfield, sunsets on the pylons, and lots of late nights talking about the future and hopes and dreams. This isn’t goodbye, just a see you later. In a couple months we’ll be back and better than ever, ready for the next chapter filled with even more memories.