Bittersweet Endings

May 14th, 2009 at 12:32 am by under Uncategorized

They say all good things must come to an end, and sadly, my freshman year here at VT has reached that end.  My things are packed, most of my friends have already gone home for the summer, and as I sit here on my bed in my empty room, I can’t help but smile thinking about the memories I have made this year.  I have made some amazing friends and met some incredible people, and they have all touched my life in one way or another.  Many of them I will see next year, or even over the summer, but some I’ll never see again.  Instead of only being sad to see them go, I am grateful for having them in my life at all, even if only for a brief time.

I have grown up an incredible amount since August, and I think my family will be surprised to see how mature I act when I’m home for the summer.  Being on my own has taught me many valuable lessons, and I’ve acquired knowledge that is relevant beyond the classroom.  I’ve figured out a lot about myself and my purpose in the world, and I’m excited to pursue that purpose in my coming years here at VT.

While I’ll definitely miss my friends, Tech, and the town of Blacksburg, I am looking forward to seeing my family and my friends from the 757.  Saying goodbye to my friends today was hard, and driving off campus will be even harder,  but all the while I realize that I have a fantastic life waiting for me back home as well.

So for now, this is farewell.  It’s been great fun keeping you all up to date on college life here in Blacksburg, and I hope to continue doing so when school starts back up in August.  And who knows, I may even see some of you around the 757 soon!  I hope you all have fantastic summers, and I’ll catch up with you in August! :)

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