This is my last CobBlog post. I thought about waiting till the end of this post to notify the reader and leave it to be a surprise. But I’m going to be upfront and say all my loyal fans (mostly, my cat) will not be hearing from me again. On Wednesday, I graduated from college in three and a half years with a double major in biology and history as well as a minor in chemistry. I thought I would have something profound to say, but mostly I am numb and thoughtless, sleeping excessively and trying to relax for the first time in a long time.
Here are the top three things I have learned in college (in no particular order):
1) Good friends matter. As much as I wanted to study constantly in college (and some weekends I did), good
friends will remind you of what matters in life. My best friend Maddie ensured I socialized. My friend, Rob, brought me to church a year and a half ago and I have been going ever since. My friend Skyler ensured that I pass organic chemistry by studying with me. Find good friends and keep them close.
2) In the long run, despite failures, don’t forget what matters and who you truly are. As cheesy as it sounds, this message is an important reminder for me. I get emotional when I realize my grades aren’t good enough or that I don’t know what to do with my future. But I love my family. I have friends who care about me. God walks with me every step of the way. Helping others through volunteer work is my passion and that is a lot more important than what my GPA is.
3) It’s ok to let go of things that were once your passions to make way for new passions. I have played the flute since 5th grade and this semester I didn’t play at all. I hope to again find my passion for music, but until then, I am leaving my life open for other passions and loves.