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Yeah yeah, I know. Fun and finals should not go in the same sentence. But, you guys, it's almost the end of the semester, which means next semester is coming soon, which means that I will be a second semester senior, which means that I have to graduate...in a matter of months. I have to leave CU and get a job and become a grown up and actually apply everything I've learned in my time here to real life.
(I took this picture as I was leaving Norlin Library and I thought it was very applicable to my post and my Senior year)
I'm so glad I chose CU...well, after I transferred about a million times. I wish I was able to get here sooner and to experience everything that the Freshman and Sophomores get to experience. I know I learned very valuable lessons from attending 3 different colleges, but I can't help but wonder what my life would have been like if I got to CU when I was supposed to. Where would I have lived? Would I have gotten to meet Ralphie by now? Would I have had a usual meal and spot in the C4C? What other activities would I have been involved in?
I imagined I would have lived on main campus. Maybe in Libby because they are rumored to have the best breakfasts in their dining hall and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. During the warmer months, I would have walked across the way to study and read on Farrand Field, and maybe I would have participated in snowball fights there during the winter. I would have gone to dinner with people in my hall and convinced them to join an intramural team with me. I would have had late study nights with people in my Intro to International Affairs classes, and maybe I would have even taken been in RAP (http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/lifeatcu/housing/RAPs)…because I was a little nervous about the transition from high school to college. I bet if I did take a RAP class, I would have been most interested in the Global Studies one, which means I might have lived in the Kittredge Commons. If I lived there, I would have taken lots of time to sit by the Kitt pond and watch the ducks!
Can you tell I have thought about this a lot?
Sometimes when I’m walking around the beautiful CU campus, it still feels like a dream. I can’t believe I get to go to the University of Colorado. I can’t believe I get to look out my window and see the Flatirons and breathe fresh air. I bet everyone who doesn't go here is seriously jealous of us.
Oh someday you will have finals time too and you will think your professors are out to get you and it will be hard and you will question why you are even in college. These are the times I like to take a minute to remember exactly why I came and exactly why I am thankful for CU Boulder. It is my home. And CU is giving me everything I need to be successful and make my dreams a reality.I found this today, and it was my inspiration for this blog post. It’s very helpful and encouraging and maybe you will think so too.