Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm just a little tense. This whole office is not Feng Shui. All the desks are facing evil.*

I miss college. I miss going to class in the morning (after 8 because I never made it to the 8 o'clock classes) and coming home around 2 p.m. to bundle up in a blanket and watch a movie (and possibly scrapbook while I do so). I miss living off of pancakes and macaroni and cheese, Craigo's Pizza, being able to walk to anyone's house, intramural sports, going camping, bonfires at the sand dunes, and even those stupid dances and blind dates. I miss boys coming over and knowing my neighbors, who were all around the same age. I even miss slipping on the ice at the cross walks (especially by Hogi Yogi). Most of all, I miss my friends.

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.

6 comments:

Katie H said...

never been kissed?

i miss college too. so much, in fact, i thought being a teacher/going back would be a good idea. turns out it's not the same...

Amber Lanae- said...

BAH! Katie beat me to it! I love that movie...
STINKER

Britni said...

I will appreciate the rest of my college experience in honor of you! That includes eating Craigo's pizza.

P.S. The Hogi Yogi went out of business here :( No more delicious Oreo milkshakes!

Lildonbro said...

Wow, Britni. Your comment is bittersweet. Yea for Craigo's but the Hogi Yogi news broke my heart. I remember going there to see my Creative Writing professor perform Red Hot Chili Peppers songs in the strange little room upstairs.

G Sauce said...

I don't have those type of college experiences so I long for the craziness of The Plant and Melrose I.

Sarah said...

Last week of April, just remember the last week of April.
Hey I like cheese, :) For me it really wasn't about the degree...obviously since I was only there for 2 semesters. :)

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