Finals week was long, strenuous, and packed with activity. I have never been so on the go in my whole life. With the process of moving out and back home to York for the summer, cleaning my current apartment, saying good bye to all of my friends, working some final shifts, and of course finishing my classes, I really lost track of time! So sorry for the late post. This semester absolutely flew by, and I can now proudly say I am a JUNIOR. Where in the absolute world has the time gone?
Now that it is summer, however, I am taking time to reflect on all that Temple has given me.
Without Temple, I’m not quite sure where I would be.
And I mean that very literally. One decision really did create a whole ripple effect of life events. Had I not picked Temple, I would not have the network I have collected, the friends I have made, or I might not even be finished school right about now. It’s amazing to think about the web of connections that life decisions create.
For example, I am happy today because I am so fortunate to live close to my best friends from school, even while we are at home. This weekend I drove about 2 hours north of York to Montoursville, because one of my very best soul sisters, Becca, was dancing in a recital for the first time in three years. After seeing her dedication to driving back for practices, and all the time she put into this, I could NOT miss it.
It was phenomenal, and she did SO well. I could hardly believe how gracefully she danced, especially considering all the times we have tripped each other up, or fallen, or jumped on each others backs and broken a wrist. (I wish I was joking about the last one…ooooops).
I also got to see Emily and Steph, and we hung out, did a Dairy Queen run, got to catch up on the whole week we were away from each other, and just generally enjoy each other’s company. I couldn’t get over how happy I was just to be able to so easily jump in the car and two hours later, be with my best pals.
And that’s why I am happy today. Because without Temple, I wouldn’t have the three of them, my aboslutely fab room mate Tess, or any of my other friends at all. And beyond the learning, and the networking, and the real world skills, I am also getting to meet my friends for the rest of my life.
And for that I am so thankful.
As a side note, I just want to say a HUGE CONGRATS to the graduating class of 2014! My biggest personal congrats goes out to my absolutely FLAWLESS mentor, Tirzah. She taught me everything I know, and I would not be the Owl Ambassador, Temple student, or person I am today without her. Tirzah, you are going to do such great things from here. I love you!
This summer is about to gear up, so strap in! It’s gonna be a great ride.