This past week was the start of classes – again. But this time it felt different. It was my last first day as Ohio U Bobcat. And there are some things I’d like to say about that.
- HOW DID I GET THIS OLD? (This should be self-explanatory.)
- I am making it my goal to start every day new. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in meetings and homework and more meetings – while these things are all important parts of being a college student, I realized that there are some other essentials I’ve figured out over the past 3 years.
- Being kind to your roommate is necessary. (This one’s for you, Mo.) Last night I was talking to another friend about graduating and how we’re both experiencing the same creeping, nervous sensation… And I found myself saying “I can’t believe I’m looking for jobs and apartments and Morgan won’t be there with me!” It’s crazy how much you take them for granted when you’re getting in each other’s way in the bathroom or digging through their closet when you have nothing to wear in yours. Saying nice things and helping each other out should not be overlooked.
- BUYING YOURSELF ATHENS COFFEE. ALSO NECESSARY. As this year started, I promised myself that I wouldn’t spend so much money on coffee. And when my favorite place to by a medium iced vanilla latte with skim milk is at Court Street Coffee, it’s not the cheapest either. My dad always jokes around when he glances at my bank statement – “Coffee, coffee, coffee, that’s all I see on here!” But I only have one more school year left to run in and ask what the special is on my way to class. I’m going to enjoy every single sip.
- Spending time alone helps clear the mind. I’m a social person, point-blank. But what I’ve found is that there comes a time when you need to just crawl into bed with a book and be alone. College (and especially OU) is a place where you’re constantly surrounded by other rushed college students and their book bags. I’m going to take a little time each day to enjoy just being by myself.
- I couldn’t be more thankful for the little things: my apartment on Court Street (every OU kid’s dream), my late morning classes and my awesome professors this semester.
- Lastly, I’m going to soak up every moment I have with the wonderful people that OU has brought me. I have the best friends that are always there for me. I know we’ll all move on to the next stages of our lives soon and that distance and time might separate us. So here’s to the last school year where we’re all only a few streets away from each other on this beautiful campus.