You probably donâ€™t know me, but if you do, you also probably know that Iâ€™ve lived with Rachel Puckett, THE BOSS ASS BITCH of the Trinitonian for the past four years. Â Iâ€™ve begged her probably a million times to put me in the paper, but she just brushes me offâ€¦ UNTIL NOW, where she canâ€™t deny my contribution.
Except now I have no words, so Iâ€™m going to start off with hers: â€œDo what makes you happy.â€ I have and I will, always. Â At times, these words were like a mockingjay in a tree; other times, they kept me alive (okay, thatâ€™s dramatic) or from making bad choices. Actually, I probably still made the bad choices, but I was happy at the time, and Rachel was there to pick up the pieces in the aftermath (again, dramatic, but bear with me). Â I donâ€™t know where I would be today without her, and I am surely glad she endured that horrible dubstep phase I went through freshman year. Â Rachel and I did so much dumb shit that year (like watching ALL of â€œLaguna Beachâ€). When I look back on it, though, we were mostly cutting edge. Now sheâ€™s the P. Diddy to my Jonah Hill in our own senior-year version of â€œGet Him to the Creek.â€
But letâ€™s get to the point. Â This is not a love letter to Rachel Puckett for finally letting me be in the Trinitonian, but rather a look back to see how far Iâ€™ve grown during my time at Trinity. Â If youâ€™ve seen my Twitter or any of my housematesâ€™ who quote me frequently, you know I still have miles to go. Â But hey, thatâ€™s what the next chapter of my life is for, right?
I have learned so much both in and out of class at Trinity. Â I have also found friends who mean the world, sun and moon to me. Â To the beavers of The Creek, I love you dearly. Â Housing did it right putting us all on Herndon. Â We should get a trophy for being the best. Â Not that Iâ€™m competitive and like winning things. You guys are lifelong friends whom Iâ€™ll always value, so youâ€™re stuck with me.
This senior column wouldnâ€™t be complete without a shout-out to the dive team. Â With every year, the team changes, but this year has been one for the books. Â I love you guys a whole lot and couldnâ€™t have asked for a better group to have around. Or dance around on deck with. Or cry. Or eat Monster Mix. Or Froyo. Or hangout in the lib. Â You guys are amazing and Iâ€™ll miss you so much.
The SWUG lifeâ€™s been good to me, but now itâ€™s time to move forward. Â My years at Trinity have been great, and now I am excited to see what is next. Â I plan on always doing what makes me happy and know I will keep these friends Iâ€™ve made close. Â Congrats, class of 2014! Weâ€™re almost there!