It’s hard to believe that I’m home already – it’s only the first week of May! You see, this time a year ago, I was packing up to head to Europe for two weeks. So I wasn’t truly home for summer until the end of May. This is a first for me!
Leaving school yesterday was full of “last times.” It was the last time I would be in DeHority as a resident; the last time I will ever have an actual roommate; the last time I’ll be living on campus; the last time I’ll have to spend a meal in the dining halls; and more.
I spent most of the day Saturday volunteering as a Junior Marshal for the commencement festivities. First, I worked with the main university commencement bright and early, helping to set up, pass out programs, and make sure graduates got where they needed to be. Then, I moved to the Miller College of Business ceremony at noon. This time, I was actually assigned to work with a faculty member and a department (mine was Accounting). It was more fun to do the business ceremony, because I actually knew several of the graduates. Of course, I couldn’t help but think about how that will be me in just two years!
Two years…gosh, that means I’m halfway through my college career already. The last two years have literally changed my life. I am nowhere near the same person I was when I graduated high school. But I suppose that’s one of the greatest parts of college: not only do you learn and receive higher education, you also learn and grow as a person too.
Just this year, I’ve accomplished so much. Take a look back through my blog posts and you’ll read about how BSU beat IU at Lucas Oil Stadium, how I finally went to the Learning Center for help with Stats and ended up with a job (and an A!), how I attended a luncheon with the CEO of Pepsi, how I felt like an honored guest at the Alumni Awards Dinner, how I’ve spent my time on Immersive Learning projects this year, and how I danced in, not one, but two ballroom competitions.
I am so happy to be where I am today. I’ve truly been blessed with a wonderful university, an incredible boyfriend, beautiful friends, and a great family. For what more could I ask? It’s been an incredible year and I’m so glad I got to share it all with you!
For those of you wondering, I’ll be in my hometown this summer, working and saving up some money. Next year, I’ll be returning to Ball State and living in an apartment with three of my best girls. I’m beyond excited to begin my junior year and get started in more classes within my major!
Even though I won’t be returning as a blogger for Ball State next year, I’ll still be keeping a blog – you can follow it here:
For those of you still finishing up school, good luck! Thank you so much for keeping up with me the past couple years; it’s been a pleasure to share my experiences with you. Have a wonderful summer!!