It’s crazy to think that I graduate college in less than a month. The last four years really have flown by. A lot has changed. I have changed. The thing that I think I’ll miss the most is the community and seeing everyone almost every day. I’m trying to hold onto every moment I have left. I’ve been finding myself taking in the beauty of my campus while walking to class. This has been my everyday view for the last four years and I’m now taking some time to really appreciate it all. I have some big dreams that I want to achieve and it’ll take some hope, faith, and a lot of hard work but I’m ready to be able to focus my energy on achieving them. Every day that I get closer to graduation day, it becomes more and more surreal.
If you’re wondering how I feel, well I’m torn. Half of me is ready to be done with the stress and the homework, but the other half of me is sad knowing that the place that I called home and the people who I saw everyday for four years will all just be a memory.
When I think about the end of this chapter, I can feel my heart beat a little faster and honestly I get a little emotional. All the good memories I’ve had come rushing back and it’s hard not to wonder what’s going to happen next. From the movie and game nights to grabbing dinner to the after class walks to Sprinkles to Zumba to Saturday brunches to the simple things like seeing a friend while walking to class. I will miss every single moment.
I’ve learned a lot over the last 4 years and I don’t just mean in my classes. I also mean I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve grown and changed and a lot of times everything hasn’t always been perfect but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. There’s things that I wish I could change or do better, but you can’t change the past, you just have to keep moving forward. My advice to you if you’re closing a chapter in your life whether your graduating high school, graduating college, or something else completely is to appreciate each moment because time really does fly.
This is the most personal post I’ve written on my blog, but I know that others are going through changes in their life and I just hope that it helps you to realize that it’s okay to be nervous and sad about a chapter in your life ending. After all it probably took up a good chunk of your life so far. Take each day one at a time and just make the best of each day! A change is a change, whether it’s big or small. Letting go of something that has been a big part of your life is hard. But as they say, as one chapter closes, another one begins and I can’t wait to see where my next chapter leads me!
Are you closing a chapter in your life? Let me know your thoughts and feelings about it below!
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