So, I totally knew this post would come eventually, and it pains me to even begin to type this. Four years ago from today I was excited at the thought of starting school in a new city, and now i’m unfortunately leaving it all behind. Bittersweet is honestly an understatement when it comes to leaving the best four years of your life behind, but the only thing that pushes me through is knowing that I’ve made memories that will last me a lifetime! So cue the sad music and take a read through some of the best parts of college that i’ll miss:
1. The endless sleepovers with my best friends.
When you get so use to seeing your best friends everyday, you tend to forget how amazing it is to be able to live with them in the first place. To stay up every night until 2am talking and regret it the next morning. To order pizza at midnight and stuff our faces without any judgment. To be able to just barge into each other’s rooms whenever a problem comes up. It’s definitely something I took for granted, and now with only a couple months left and us all taking our separate paths, those moments will be much harder to come by.
2. Meeting people endlessly.
With every semester, new classmates turn into friends and those same new friends turn into best friends. One of the best parts about college is creating bonds with people of the same interests as you. Believe it or not, we ACTUALLY talk about marketing during our small talk in each marketing class. Who would’ve thought I’d find my fellow marketing nerd best friends eventually?
3. Food around every. single. corner.
When will you ever be around all of your favorite food again in your life other than during your college years? My whole day typically revolves around what i’m eating for dinner. No, but seriously. You’ll find that when every single food chain is located on one corner, and tons of trucks filled with every ethnic food you can imagine, it’s kind of find it hard to NOT look forward to it.
4. The memories that happen in the spur of the moment.
11pm and not tired at all? A run to the art museum with your best friends never hurts! 4pm and craving breakfast food? IHOP it is! It’s moment’s like those that I know for sure are going to forever stay in my memories, as it was the unplanned moments that always turned out to be some of the best.
5. FREE STUFF
The word free will become your best friend within the first week of moving into college. Posters you don’t need? Check. Endless pens that you’ll never use? Check. Food? CHECK. Food, yes, food. That will be the best free item you will ever learn to spot out and track down.
6. Being overly active and inspired on a daily basis.
Whether it’s being at work, at a student club meeting, or even sitting in class, college always leaves you inspired and wanting to do more. Penciling things into my busy schedule actually never felt so good.
7. The sense of belonging.
Nothing feels better than wearing cherry & white at any sports even and feeling connected to everyone around me. Despite our differences in hobbies and our futures, for four whole years we were all tied together by this bigger force. School pride became an indescribable sense of belonging somewhere you never thought you’d actually enjoy.