So I’m channeling Italy tonight, I guess.
I should be finishing packing right now. Somehow I’m not too concerned. I’m still not fully convinced that everything will fit in my car, but maybe magic will happen. I mean, It’s only me in the car, so it’s not like I need to leave room for any passengers. Sometimes I feel a little guilty for having so much stuff. Then I realize that this is pretty much my entire life that I have to pack up and carry around.
Anyway, today A is for Arrivederci. I guess it could also be for Adios, but arrivederci sounds so much classier, and fitting since this time last semester I was still concluding my semester in Italy.
Tomorrow I bid farewell to my home for the past four years. Pardon me if I wax a little bit nostalgic. What’s a good blog without a farewell college/graduation post anyway? In four years here I have:
-Taken a boatload of classes, worked hard in all of them, and have the grades to prove it. Half of my eight semesters were 18 credit semesters, and I’ve survived.
-Spent about 3 of my years TAing/tutoring for my history department. Some of my professors still marvel at me when I say that I enjoyed it–honestly, I did.
-Been an RA for two years. ResLife is the heart of a college campus, in my humble opinion.
-Lived in Italy for a semester. An unbelievable four months of blissful history.
-Been a student teacher for a semester, and survived the ninth and tenth graders at an American public school. I don’t think I’ll ever forget those children.
-After all of that, graduated summa cum laude and have a job for the fall.
So thanks college, it’s been a great four years. Maybe I’ll see you again when I’ve earned my PhD in about a decade.