I woke up this morning thinking I'd be so excited to finally be in my graduating semester of college. Instead, I'm looking around at all the baby freshmen (LITERALLY THEY WERE BORN IN 2000 WHAT) and thinking, I really miss being that new to everything.
It's bittersweet now, looking at the new additions to the buildings and realizing that there are some people who are starting here that have literally never seen the old building and the construction going on throughout class time. The new English Building is so nice and I'm excited to use it for this semester, but also sad that I'll only get to see them for a semester.
I see everyone walking around and some have maps and are having to ask professors where to find classes. I miss being able to discover all the spots on campus that are good for relaxing and studying, and really having to search for my classes, as nerve-wracking as that might be.
I like knowing what to expect, but I miss the sense of hitting a refresh button and not feeling so close to the end of it all. I miss the chances to make new connections-there are still those opportunities, but I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to have that college friendship once I graduate and live farther away than Kennesaw.
I miss living on campus like I did as a freshman because it's so close to everything and everyone. I miss the sense of being able to go visit a friend and then go home within walking distance and having fries and a Coke at the Hoot (RIP The Hoot) at like, 11 p.m.
I miss learning something new outside of class and not just inside. Now, I know the campus like the back of my hand (except maybe the science, nursing, and math buildings, definitely not a math or science person). I miss some things being a mystery.
I both love and hate being a senior, because once it's over, it's over, no more work here, but by the same token, once it's over, it's TRULY over. I like having a reason to be here, I like being on a campus teeming with people with the same lives and struggles as you, and feeling like a part of something bigger, but I know it can only last so long, so I am going to make the most of being here while I can.