It’s 2 in the morning and I have a midterm tomorrow.
Lena talked to us today about being connected to who we are by continuing to do the things we love, no matter how crazy things get. Coming from a TA as hard as her, I appreciated it. That and Professor Johnson’s pep talk.
This late at night, I usually find Yash in the bathroom listening to music. Big headphones on, quietly standing in front of the sink. At first I thought it was kinda weird. But now I really like that it’s her thing. It helps her unwind. I really respect that. So tonight, I started dancing. It sounds really dumb but I started dancing in front of Yash. Then I came out into the hallway and danced a little more. I’m just so happy.
I’m looking out my window and thinking, I’ll really miss this view. I’ll miss the times I’ve creeped on people walking to the market, the times my friends have called me from outside the window, the times where I saw raccoons scurrying around.
I’ll miss ERC, I’ll miss the convenience of living right next to Cafe V. I’ll miss late night market runs, Bistro dates, hating how far ERC is when walking back from class.
My freshman year has been eventful, amazing even. Made terrible decisions, cried, laughed, spent too many nights “yolo-ing.” I went through things I would have never thought I’d ever have to go through. Things I don’t ever plan on telling the people I knew in high school because it’s extremely unexpected of my character. But that’s college for you. It changes you in ways you didn’t think were possible.
Nick told me he wished he could say the same about his freshman year. I think a lot of people wish they could. But I honestly believe I just got lucky. Lucky that I met my best friend this early in the year and lucky that I had the opportunity to experience what I went through. I’m so effing thankful for my parents <3
EVERYTHING. All the good and bad. So thankful for getting into my Russian lit class, for having Debs as my roommate, for Courtni and her infinite kindness and love. For getting super drunk, getting on probation, sleepovers at the beach, staying up until 5 with Johnny, kissing G, meeting Liberman, meeting Mikaela through Marie, crazy suitemates etc. etc.
Things happened for a reason, and that’s exactly why I am here.