Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This is it.

4 years, 8 semesters and many classes later...my last day of classes at Virginia Tech is here.

I never used to believe the whole "time flies" saying.  When people would tell me to enjoy college because it flies by, I would smile and say "Okay!" but always thought they were crazy.
Because for a while, time moved really slow. I thought college would take forever.  Sophomore year turned to junior year at the speed of molasses.  I saw graduation as a tiny little bit of light at the end of a very long tunnel.  Especially after changing my major twice freshman year, I thought I would be here forever catching up.  Not that that was a bad thing, since I am absolutely in love with my school.
So I just kept on keepin' on...

But here I am...about to pack my backpack for the last time, take my last walk to campus and sit through my last 75 minutes of academics at Virginia Tech.
Afterwards, I'm going to spend the rest of my very last meal plan at Hokie Grill - I'll never get to have Chick-fil-A on the meal plan again...
Then I'm going to make the long stroll back to my apartment and try to not cry my eyes out as I wonder to myself WHERE DID THE LAST FOUR YEARS GO?
I honestly feel like it was 3 days ago that I was googling where "Wallace Hall" was located and wondering how on EARTH was I going to make it there from McBryde in 15 minutes...
To all the young and/or future Hokies out there - or really any college students - do not waste this precious time you have been given. LIVE IT UP! Take your academics seriously, but take absolutely every amazing opportunity you run across.  Have lunch with every single one of your friends.  Go to silly campus events, make a midnight run to WalMart and PLEASE always take a study break to go to Sweet Frog.  This is your chance to live life with no regrets - to try something new, just to say you did - to find a new hobby - to really change your life.
Time literally does fly by when you're in college.  And I'm not just saying that...believe me :)

Okay, I'm off! Wish me luck! ;)

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  1. It really does fly by SO fast. So excited for you as you close this chapter and open the next one.

  2. If you think college flew by, just wait! I feel like I have just blinked and 3 years have gone by!

  3. Eat as much Chickfila from Ho Grill as you can - I miss my meal plan so much! And yes, I have made the trek from McBryde to Wallace myself. Graduating is INSANE and emotional - but lucky for us, we went to THE BEST university in THE BEST little town in all of the world :).

  4. Woohoo! Congratulations. And good luck not bawling. :)

  5. This is such a sweet post, I seriously felt myself nodding to everything you said and holding back tears. It's amazing how quickly college does go by. Congratulations!! Soak up this last little bit you have!

  6. They do say college is the best four years of your life! CONGRATULATIONS!!! It may be hard to let go of these times but you'll never forget the memories as you are on to new & exciting things. :)

  7. I second what Megan said! I cried my eyes out after graduation for the entire 9 hour drive home!!


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