Day 117 of 365
Hi. Hello. Any appropriate greeting please put it here.
Tonight is a rough night. But there are always brighter days ahead. Now I know for myself I am dealing with the fact that my last two days of undergrad are literally in the next two days meanwhile my classmates are dealing with the loss to Nebraska. If you are living under some sort of rock, I am referring to the baseball team.
Both things are disheartening but this is post isn’t about baseball (maybe next time). This post is now and wholeheartedly going out to the seniors at Creighton. So umm…this is our last Dead Week for undergrad. The next week is the end of Finals Week for undergrad. I’m not going to sugarcoat it for any of us - I am sad at the prospect of leaving so many people. Yes, I know I live in Omaha but still doesn’t mean I get to wake up and go to Creighton everyday.
During my car ride home tonight I was thinking about how I was bummed that the baseball team had lost to Nebraska but then I began thinking about how the drive I had been making for almost four years was coming to an end. Driving home late at night, jamming out to music that is much louder than it needs to be, and thinking about the upcoming day…now I dread making that drive. I just want to stay around the people at Creighton.
There are so many people I have not met or haven’t been officially introduced to but we have so many mutual friends a single head nod is acceptable. Umm or the fact that you can basically find someone awesome on Creighton’s campus when you aren’t even trying.
Leaving this glorious place called Creighton University means I have to be (act like I am) an adult. But for real - who actually thinks I’m an adult besides the insurance company and my doctor?
I have met and gained so many new people in my life this year and I don’t know what I would do without them. But I have also lost some people from my life this year (not necessarily from death).
I’ve been thinking too hard lately about everything and there is one thought that has just kept me from moving forward - what is out there? Like really, what is out there? Are there more cool people? Is there someone who I’ll date or even become best friends with?
I’m going to tell you right now that I haven’t the slightest idea. All I know as I write this post right now would be that I love large Cherry Limeades from Sonic and that I am going to miss so many people that have impacted my Creighton experience in so many ways.
I may act like I have it all together but I don’t. Who does anyway? And again I’m going to be all too real - no one actually does and if they do….congrats to you sir/ma’am. There are so many things out there waiting to be discovered but in this moment I am going to say this - Everyone who has had an impact on my Creighton experience - I thank you so much. New Student Orientation, Admissions, Kappa Kappa Gamma, my cohorts in classes - what am I going to do without you. In the immortal words of my good friend Laura, I am apparently just going to “sob”. Thanks Laura.
I am always thanking people on this blog because they are my “lollipops“ (please see my previous blog post about “lollipops”). I have not forgotten about my promise to bring up some more “lollipops” in my life. I seriously do not know what I would do without them by my side.
Laura Novotny - Laura! What am I going to do with you in Ohio. I’ll have to be besties with Will. Haha kidding…maybe. But really Laura, you are so awesome and after getting to know you so much better after Summer Preview this year I really cannot express how thankful I am to have you as a friend.
Maggie Sutton - Maggie, you are literally the cutest person on the planet. When Mackenzie told me I had to meet you I just knew you were wonderful. We’ve got ourselves a great friend. I look forward to staying friends into the future because you are so wonderful and I would not want to lose you…like ever. For real though, Maggie you are a southern sweetheart and such a great friend.
Jeanne Eibes - Eibes, from being my accounting professor to me being your third decurion I think we’ve had some fun in almost four years. This spring marks the third year since I have taken your accounting class and I just wish I was still in that class. Senior year is rough and I know that without your guidance I would not be where I am today. Thanks for believing in me when I most certainly did not.
Every time I write a little something about the “lollipops” in my life I think about how I have so many to choose from and again I am so thankful for the amazing people I have met in my time at Creighton. I’ll never forget the people I met before Creighton it just means that the Creighton people have good company to join.
Okay. But I really have to get to bed because guess who has a final in the middle of Dead Week at 8am —> this chick. Stay classy all…oh and root for Creighton baseball. But really though, they are my college team so they are kind of important.
“Be nice to nice”.
Promise I’ll try to avoid the word thankful for a while. And seriously root for the baseball team because a CWS appearance would be cool this year.