This is a hard column to write, especially given how bittersweet everything has been lately and because I’m not the best writer.

I have been a mess the last few days. It has just recently hit me how little time I have left with everything associated with fun and learning. I didn’t realize I liked learning until it was my last class at Trinity University. As silly as that is, I feel like I always took it for granted before now. Wish I didn’t! I probably could have been doing so well in school all this time.

My plan for the future is to move in with my parents until I find a real job. I’m sure everyone can imagine why I’m not ready to let go of Trinity yet. Gosh love them, they’re amazing parents but after living on my own this past year I can’t imagine not being able to just do whatever I want when I want to. They are stoked for me to move  back in (mid-life crisis or something) but my girl Kathryn, who’s in the same boat as me, and I are gonna make the best of it, take Austin by storm and hopefully find a real job in the process

I think what’s really daunting is that everyone is starting to break-off and do their own thing. Most of my friends have jobs or are going to their dream grad school. Meanwhile, I’m just having heart palpitations.

Graduation is one of those steps in life that represents the ending of one era of life as a student. I guess the bonus is no more classes, papers, and tests. But then it’s real life, real tests and you have to wake up early to go to work. I think that’s the worst part for me. I’m not an early riser, I can barely wake up before 10 am. My roomie of 4 years (what up Evin White!) knows all about this, the poor thing has had to wake me up for years. This is my official thank- you, btw, you’re the best!

To my darling housemates, Juliet, Jordan and Evin, I love you all so much.  Remember that time we had way too many animal issues? I won’t list the what, we don’t want to scare people off in the last few weeks. Somehow we got through that and still love the place and each other. I’m gonna miss that little gem despite its many flaws. On that note, good luck to the girls living there next year! My tip of advice; always buy/drink lots of wine or booze in general.

To all my Rosemont besties (you know who you are), I can’t imagine my Trinity experience without y’all. Some of us have been together since freshmen year in Calvert and it’s been a wonderful 4 years, my friends. I’m so excited for what the future holds for all of you!

To all my AXs, I love each of you. You’re all such strong, independent, confident and beautiful women. I’m honored to be in the same letters as you. To my PC (holla PC’09!), you’re inspiring women.   Thank you so much for your close friendships and love.

To the ad staff, you’re brilliantly talented. Trinitonian staff, thank you for putting up with my last minute ad changes and beings so cooperative. Kmart, you are the definition superwoman to me. I don’t know how you have time to do everthing you do. Thank you for your encouragement and support this past year. I can honestly say ad director would have been so much harder without you!

To my parents, thank you for everything. Thank you for your love, support and unwavering belief in me. Also, thank you for letting me live with you again! I I promise I’m gonig to do something awesome with my life and I know I can always count on you to be there every step of the way.  Nino and Nathan, thanks for all the laughter/love. Thanks for the memories, Trinity!