Thursday, August 22, 2013
throwback: going off to college
This week, ten years ago (?!?), my friends helped me move in to my freshman dorm. TEN YEARS! This is so crazy to me, because it feels like only a few years ago I was moving out on my own, ready to try new things, and meet new people.
Thinking back, this time in my life was the most thrilling and exciting. Every single thing I did was a new experience. I haven't felt that level of good anxiousness since. Typing this almost brings it back, almost.
While I moved away to college, my closest friends from high school (in the pic above) did not. No one really prepared me for the balancing act that would become my 'college' friends and my 'home' friends. There was a fine line that I had to walk by not talking about college too much while home, and trying to keep home and college separate.
I'll never forget that feeling of packing up the car to head off to college, my mom crying about her only child leaving home, and my dad trying to carry all of my heavy stuff up flights of stairs. Luckily, I work at my alma mater, and can watch the kids move in every year. Watching them always brings the memories back.
What are some of your favorite memories from your first year of college?