Open Letter To Moffat's RA's & AC

Open Letter To Moffat's RA's & AC

Because it's time to move out of the freshman building

Dear Residents Assistants And Resident Director Of My Freshman Dorm Building:

Thank you for welcoming me to Keystone College before I even moved in.

As I walk into my sophomore year, I remember everything you helped me with from me locking myself out to the pointless questions like, "Can we have a tent in our suite?"

Thank you for being my first friends even though I thought you were just my babysitter. I think it takes a lot of people a very long time to realize that the residence staff are there to help us and protect us, and I am thankful that you guys made it easy for me to befriend you.

Mostly, thank you for making me feel like Keystone College was my house away from my home. You made me never want to leave Moffat. (Crazy, right?)

Living in the dorms could be a little scary and a little crazy, but you made it comfortable. You were the people who always smiled and waved when we walked past you.

I knew I could talk to you and joke with you when something happened and I panicked.

I knew I could talk to you when those two friends weren't getting along, and I didn't know what to do.

I knew I could talk to you when I was stressed about my first finals week and inconveniently suffered a cold.

You made us feel more welcomed. If we did something stupid, you'd let us know. You wouldn't freak out, and scream. You'd come to us calmly and talk to us. We became a family, if only a temporary one.

A piece of me will always be grateful to have had you to guide me when I asked for advice and to cast a blind eye when you knew it was better for us.

You let us make our mistakes and sometimes pay for them (the boys' lounge couch), and you let us be freshman.

Because you knew freshman make mistakes and do dumb things, as they should.

So, to the freshman who come to the building next year, it seems like they're up your butt about things, and that they can be "mean" because you need to clean your room a bit more than you're used to, but listen to them and talk to them. They're not bad people. I promise.

Thank you Moffat Staff, you're the best.

Cover Image Credit: Keystone College

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Trying to figure out what to do in life.


I never saw the crossroad

Where I could cross n' roam

Under an arch or dome. [1]

I just kept on the road

That was laid out,

Told to hold out

Till it pays out. [2]

Now I think its too late

Been walking too long,

Classes are all wrong

But masses too strong. [3]

So I follow with my head down

And chest up, succeeding cause

I'm too scared to fuck it up. [4]

But I have a need to lead,

Top-down and gears up

Leaving nothing to the dust.

But if I drop out, I'm a fuck up. [5]

Is it better to live and rust

Or drive till it busts

With trust you can find the way? [6]

[1] - Play on roam/Rome. Starts the poem by expressing the feeling of being trapped in my path in life. I felt like I never got the chance to figure out what I wanted to do.

[2] - I think a lot of it was I was following what people told me I should be doing.

[3] - I have a feeling that it is too late to change my course of life. I'm in a college for business, taking classes about business, and everyone around me wants to do business.

[4] - This is saying that even though I am not passionate about what I am doing I am still trying to succeed only because I'm scared of failing or quitting.

[5] - I want to leave and lead myself, do something where I'm not following but I don't know how to do that. This part starts a car reference, idk I've been watching Formula 1 on Netflix and its dope.

[6] - This is the question I've been asking myself, wondering if I should continue on with my path or follow my passion.

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