Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Little Sad Gab

At exactly 1:54 P.M. today, April 21, 2010, I completed my college career at the University of Michigan. I thought I would feel this giant sense of relief and excitement and joy and all those other adjectives that make you want to jump up and down and hug everyone from your Long-Distance-Redheaded Boyfriend to the barista (baristo for men? yes? no?) at Starbucks. But, much to my surprise, I felt kind of sad.

Here's the thing about college, Gabbers---the thing they don't tell you about in the college rankings report in "U.S. World and News Report"---College is EFFING hard! Srsly. It's not all parties and booze and laughing and crazy experiences. In total, I have pulled 13 all-nighters (**remember when I said I tried the "Doctor Thing?" 8 of those all-nighters were devoted to making some sort of sense out of organic vs. inorganic compounds/scheming a way to blow up the Chem Building), written roughly 34 English papers, cried to 4 professors, created and presented 8 Powerpoint slide-shows, ordered Insomnia Cookies to the library twice and attended one entire full Michigan football game. And, through it all, I have Gabbed my stories, the good and the bad, to everyone and anyone who would listen. And, I have to Gab, that I am going to really miss this place and the experiences (again, the good and the bad) I have been privileged to be a part of.

Gah! Now that that's out of the way, look forward to MORE Gabs, MORE often! 'Cause now that college is officially over, the Gabbing party really begins.

Live it. Love it. Know it. Own it. REMEMBER IT!
Gabbily Gifted

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back to the gabbing world. We missed you!