June 17, 2012 - 10:00 PM
This week has been filled with graduation parties and it truly has been bittersweet. I'm so proud and happy for my senior friends, but also saddened by the thought of them not being here this upcoming year. We have all been trying not to dwell on those thoughts, but rather celebrate the experience we have had together here.
Yesterday was my old neighbor's grad party as well as my roommate's. It's was so nice to finally be able to meet their families. The experience only made me feel closer to them and of course it is always fun to hear embarrassing stories about when they were younger.
So far summer in Eugene has been everything I could hope for. The weather has been amazing and my friends and I have been taking advantage of sun bathing on my deck. I know that this next year is going to be great. So far each year I have been in college has only been getting better and better. I definitely think I experienced the most growth in the past year. A lot of it due to my time abroad and the new friend and situations I have been in this year. Although some of my choices haven't been the best academically, I still have learned so much in and outside of the classroom. I now have a new major that has been teaching me to become bilingual.
That's not the only thing I have gained this year, the friendships and memories I have made are truly priceless. I am so thankful for everyone that has been part of my life this year and I really will never forget them. This year has been such a blessing and couldn't have ended more perfectly.