April 14, 2012 - 11:00 AM
Yesterday I went to dinner and a movie with my roommates from last year. It seems like it was so long ago we were all living together, yet at the same time it wouldn't have felt strange to just drive back to our old apartment and naturally go back to rooms that were once ours. We are all busy with our own schedules, but we have made an effort to all catch up about every two months. It's amazing to see how all of us have grown in very positive ways. Seeing and reminiscing with them is always reminder of that.
I cannot believe that my undergraduate experiencing is more than halfway over. I know that these will be some of the best years of my life, and I am scared to see them end. Recently I have been trying to decide if I want to graduate early, and weighing the pros and cons to each choice. I would save money if I graduated next winter, but I also feel that no amount of money is worth giving up these irreplaceable memories. I am really thankful of the opportunities I have had the past few years and happy to see how they have shaped and matured me. The volunteer projects, my job, my peers, and the courses I have taken have all opened many doors for me. Thinking back at the timid girl I once was when I entered U of O makes me eager to see how I'll develop even more in the next year that I am here.