I've been thinking about writing this post for a while now, but I've been putting it off because I want to get it right.
It's the dawn of a new era in the life of yours truly [me].
I mean think about it with me for a few minutes. Put yourself in my size 5 shoes. You really need to pretend like you are me, so that you can understand my predicament [yes that means you are four feet, ten and a half inches tall, and you are seriously craving chocolate right this instant. But there is no chocolate in your entire apartment! Sucks, huh?].
The following paragraphs are to help you step into my mind real quick:
Your whole life up to this point has basically revolved around school. Ever since you could remember, it's been the main focus. The purpose of school was to train you to become someone great, so that you could do something great.
You've been in school for so long, it's like your a professional student. You are so good at it, but you are also SO SICK OF IT! You want to get out and make a difference in the world. And you want to use what you spent 4 years and thousands of dollars on to make that difference.
You are so ready to be done, and to tackle what the real world has to offer. But you're scared too. Because graduation means big change. And you are asking yourself, "Am I ready for this change?"
[end of "step into my mind" paragraphs]
Graduation means that I can get out of Rexburg! That's good right? I won't have to deal with the nasty weather! That will be sooo nice. We are moving to Cedar City a few days after we are done with school. Did I tell you that already? John got accepted to grad school at SUU, so that is where we are headed. I'll most likely be spending my week days in St. George, which means warm weather here I come!
See, that's great news! But here is the thing. I realized that I love Rexburg. I never thought I would say it, but the closer graduation comes, the more I realize that I'm going to miss this place. Mostly I'm going to miss the amazing people I have met here. I have so many good friends and teachers that have helped me to become who I am today. I don't really want to say goodbye to them.
But here is the other thing. Even though it's sad to leave, I'm sure there are great friends to be met, no matter where we end up. And with technology, it's not technically goodbye at all!
See, I'm being positive, change is good!
Also, I'm leaving college with a bang. I'm a recipient of the Newel K Whitney Scholar Award. More on that to come, but here is the professional photo they took of me for it: