All posts tagged: University

I COMPLETED UNIVERSITY!

YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! Today I wrote my last exam and finished university forever! Four and a half years later… Keep in mind, my brain is exhausted, so anything that doesn’t make sense in the post, just nod your head and smile. HOW DO I FEEL NOW THAT I’M DONE? Relieved. A sense of pride. A long time coming. People ask if I’m sad. I’m not. I loved university, but I’ve been ready for the “real world” for quite awhile. I’ve been anxious to leave my comfort zone and do my own thing. I’m ready. I know what I want to do and the direction I want to go in. I can’t stop smiling because everything I’ve dreamed of doing and hoped of being, I can do and be now. It’s an amazing, free, bittersweet feeling. WHAT HAS UNIVERSITY TAUGHT ME? I’ll take this question year by year. I’ll discuss the top 5 things I’ve learned each year of university, academically and socially. YEAR ONE: I learned friendships and relationships change and sometimes, as much as I want to believe it, they …

The Opposite of Loneliness

Such an inspirational reading. The piece below was written by Marina Keegan (Yale University) for a special edition of the News distributed at the class of 2012’s commencement exercises last week. Keegan died in a car accident on Saturday. She was 22. We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life. What I’m grateful and thankful to have found at Yale, and what I’m scared of losing when we wake up tomorrow and leave this place. It’s not quite love and it’s not quite community; it’s just this feeling that there are people, an abundance of people, who are in this together. Who are on your team. When the check is paid and you stay at the table. When it’s four a.m. and no one goes to bed. That night with the guitar. That night we can’t remember. That time we did, we went, we saw, we laughed, we felt. The hats. Yale is full of tiny circles we pull around …