I read Sarah's blog this morning about a friend of her's from college that recently passed away. When you hear things like that it makes you think about things, things from your past. People you know and care about but don't really keep in touch like you should. It makes me grateful that Sarah, Cassie, Tami, and I are all "reuniting" this spring (though I still can't remember the dates...can someone remind me?) I realized that it's been a long time since I've seen these girls. They all have children now and I've never met their children so I know it's at least been that long, at least 4 years I would say since I last saw Tami. Sarah's blog today just made me miss college all the more, I miss being close in proximity to these people, not just these three, but Marianne, Nicki, Andrea, Destin, Sook, Evoni, and I'm sure a plethora of other people I have failed to mention (if you're one of them....I'm sorry).
Don't worry, I'm not one of those delusional people who think I can actually "go back" or "keep the spirit alive". I realize college is over and done with, I don't typically sit here wishing I were still in college, I haven't forgotten how much I hated homework, papers, tests, the biting cold of the Rexburg air that blew at you from all directions. Sometimes I just miss the friends I had, the things we did together, how much easier life was then (though I didn't know it). I'm grateful for them, for the friends and experiences that have shaped me into who I am today, the person who loves life (generally), who is buying a house in 5 days, who is happy with who she is. I could get super cheesy on you and tell you that college wasn't about getting the degree, it was about the people and experiences that molded me into who I am today...but I don't have a license to carry that much cheese around with me. So you get this lame ending to the post.