Graduation is tomorrow, and I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting about my time at Concordia. This post is the fourth of a four-part series, each focusing on a specific year of college. This one is about my senior year, and will be my last post for The COBBlog.
This past year has been one of the best in my entire life. I had just come back from studying abroad in Norway, and it was great to get back on campus and see some familiar faces. I was an orientation leader again in the fall and had a great partner and club, while also making new friends with the other orientation leaders.
A few weeks after orientation was Family Weekend, and I took on my first major role as a photographer. I took several thousand pictures that weekend. It was exhausting, but a lot of fun and well worth it.
I also took on a job at the library, which is honestly one of the best jobs on campus. Where else can you be paid to sit and to homework and check people out? Now I know why they call it “The Funzone.”
January was bittersweet. I had to reluctantly give up my title as Mr. Concordia, but you can’t be royalty forever. Luckily, the crown went to a worthy successor.
My favorite part of this year was definitely homecoming week. I had the great privilege of being chosen by my class to be on the homecoming court. Although I did not win the grand title of homecoming king, it was still an amazing experience and I am so honored to have been chosen by my peers to represent our graduating class.
As I sit writing, taking a break from packing my belongings, it is finally sinking in how much I am going to miss this place. I have met so many talented and amazing people during my four years at Concordia, many within the last few months. I am so blessed to have had so many wonderful people touch my life during this great journey and am grateful for the chance to influence many people myself.
I’m not sure what the future holds after tomorrow. I don’t have any immediate plans, so I guess I’ll just see where life takes me.
It’s time to start a new chapter in my life.