Dear Georgia Southern,
My time here has been long, but great. I’ve had so many experiences that taught me about myself more than anything, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I remember my Move-In Day like it was yesterday. Now I’m a senior. Boy does time fly. I came to you August 15, 2014, and every year since has taught me something special.
My freshman year was a crazy one, and it introduced me to something I never fully had. Freedom. Through this freedom, I learned how to experience life and have fun. All I can remember from freshman year was having fun. And getting drunk.
My sophomore year taught me about my true passion. It taught me that things don’t have to be routine or how they always have been. It taught me that change is good. I joined The Circle that year. And I changed my major. I don’t regret it one bit.
My junior year taught me that hard work pays off. I made the Dean’s List two semesters in a row, and worked my way to being Content Editor for The Circle. But the most rewarding thing about my junior year was learning that people from many different backgrounds can still be one. I joined Phi Sigma Pi that semester, and made friends that I’ll cherish forever. #PeaceUpATauDown
Now we’re at the end of my senior year. I’ve been able to be Editor-in-Chief of a division I’ve seen grow tremendously. I’ve taken some of the hardest classes of my life, but got through them and learned so much along the way. *sings* Finessssserrrrrr. It hasn’t fully hit me that I’m about to have a degree and step foot into the “real world.” But I’m ready, or at least I hope so. My senior year has not only taught me how to be a leader, but it taught me how to believe in myself. I know that anywhere I go, I’ll be ready for the obstacles that come.
So now, Georgia Southern, it is time for me to say goodbye. Thank you for everything you’ve taught me. I’ll never forget you, and I hope you never forget me.