In the midst of all the chaos behind the evolving Covid-19 Pandemic, students across the nation had to hear the heartbreaking news that they will not be returning to finish out their spring semester on campus. Prior to receiving the news from my own school I watched is dismay as one by one colleges transferred to online schooling. Though it didn't truly sink it into I got the message from my own school, Penn State, that I realized that I too will not being returning to the place I've made home just last September.
I am overwhelmed with sadness and left feeling unfulfilled that I didn't know that the day before spring break was going to be my last in class lecture of freshmen year, my last meal in Findlay commons, my last "market run", my last late night study session with my girlfriends in Mckean lobby, or my last sleep in my dorm with my roommate. I know that I will once again be able to return to Penn State (hopefully this fall), but things will be different. It will not be the same freshman experience of living in east. I knew that my freshman year would come to a close at some point, but I expected that to be a few months out and that I could cherish just a few more memories with the freshman atmosphere.
A part of me is missing when I think about all the fun things that we had planned for the spring. Big-Little reveal for ESA, parents weekend, blue & white game, concerts on the HUB lawn, and day longs in "warm" weather. While I mourn the loss of these experinces and the time that I can't get back, I'm trying to find some light in this situation.
As I scroll through my camera roll and look at my snapchat memories, it almost brings tears to my eyes. I am truly grateful to have such an amazing group of friends. Some that have stayed with me through high school and others that I had the pleasure of meeting at Penn State (big shoutout to WEPO for allowing me to meet one of them). From every football game, to pregame, to "whoop" ride, to late night jam sessions, to Uber rides to frat row, to jack's infamous ski goggles, I am so lucky to have you all by my side.
I don't think I have ever laughed more than at Penn State surronded by all my best friends being our crazy, stupid selves, and for that I just want to say thank you. I'll be honest and say I balled my eyes out the first day my parents left me at PSU. All of high school I was so excited to leave home and I wasn't scared of distance or being homesick. Though when I said my goodbyes to my parents, I suddenly became nevous that I would be home sick in the coming days. Despite actaully contrcating a new illness every week (lol thanks UHS for the support), I blame it on the Russe bottle, today I can say without any doubt in my head that Penn State is HOME.
Now, off my sad tangent, I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments of my freshman year! Truly these 1.5 semesters have been some of the most fun, crazy, and adventurous times I have ever had :)
See you in August 16802!
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