life changes

Deerest You,

A few life updates. Yesterday I signed up for my last semester of classes. However, I won’t be coming back to campus. I’m finishing up the last few classes I have to take online. After a lot of thinking and debating with myself, I decided that it would be best and easiest on myself and my family to finish up online in the fall instead of coming back for less than four months.

I’m incredibly excited to graduate in December and will still walk with my class next May. It took a lot for me to make this decision as I am very involved in dance team and am the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Tack. These two things made it really difficult for me to accept leaving this May and coming to terms with the fact that I would be done. It’s still a lot for me to wrap my mind around. It feels like it was only last fall that I was pulling up to the curb by the dorms as a nervous freshman as my things were whisked away to my room. I can’t believe that this fall I’m completely done with college.

My time at Buena Vista has been a whirlwind. My highlight reel looks pretty great and I’m so thankful for all of the memories I’ve made. I was lucky enough to meet some of my closest friends here. I was luckier to live in a suite with several of them. I’ve had the opportunity to share the court, the sidelines, and the football field with some of the greatest girls ever on our dance team. I’ve been able to grow myself as a writer and a leader on The Tack. I’m also honored to be a part of SCJ, where I’ve seen what journalism and leadership look like in all of our digital media organizations.

I owe so much to BVU for helping me become the person I am today. From late nights in Lage, slamming energy drinks and trying to get projects done at 3 am, to putting on a dance uniform every Saturday morning, to stressing for tests, to wine nights with my suite, it’s been one hell of a ride. Thank you BVU, for pushing me academically, growing me for my career, and giving me the chance to shoot for the stars.

I’m going to miss being on campus, getting ready for games with dance team, and eating pizza on Monday nights with an incredible staff at Tack meetings. I’m going to miss a lot of things, simple every day things, but I don’t feel like I’m leaving anything left unsaid or undone. My experience here has been unforgettable. But it’s time to close this chapter and open a new one. And about a year from now, I’ll be back to walk through that arch.

Until then, cheers to life, unexpected changes and new experiences.

Yours Truly,


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