So there you have it.  My first year of college is almost over.  Its so odd to think about myself at this time last year.  Honestly, the thing that sticks out most in my mind isn’t graduation, or my friends, its training for the summer.  I loved getting out of school and running like there was no tomorrow.  I’d missed my prom, I’d won Rube Goldberg (with excellent teammates, might I add), I’d gotten a diploma from Minooka Community High School.  I was dating Allan a year ago, I was under the impression that I’d be a geneticist, and I’d never slept on a tour bus and a gym floor in the same night.

Things I’ve learned/ experienced this year:

*I’m so independent.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t still need someone to take care of me every once and a while.

*I’m a total freak about personal space. (And if your roommates move out, it doesn’t matter anymore!)

*I will never have a room this sweet ever again in my life.  (if you haven’t seen it, you will never understand)

*The difference between high school and college is HUGE.  HUGE!

*You can go to SnS (Steak and Shake) just for water.

*I still suck at making friends who are girls.

*The girl friends I do have will be around for a long time (Ashley, Sam, Allison, Elizabeth, Erin)

*If I didn’t come home at night, no one would know.

*Everyone in the world is somehow connected to Erin

*God loves me no matter what I do.  He wants nothing more than a few minutes a day.

*When you need to check the weather, just hang half your body out your window.  These windows are also good for watching the drunks stumble through your parking lots.

*Inner peace is attainable, and completely beautiful.

*BW3 with the guys.  I know I don’t say much, but I love being with them.

*Sometimes, God has other plans.  Its ok to be sad if things don’t work out the way we want, but realize that there’s a reason we didn’t get our way.

*Not being 21 is really difficult, but I haven’t given in yet.

*Need to act girly for a few hours?  Call Allison.

*Hanging out at Cory’s—Family Guy.  Oh yeah.

*Don’t make excuses—fix it!

*Miller is mean and perverted by nature, its not personal.

*Catholics rock!

*Erin and Andy keep me from studying all the time—they make me crazy, in a good way.

*You get used to the gym floor.

*Being single is totally cool.  I’m too busy for a boyfriend.

*I’m not spontaneous on my own—my friends make me that way (Chicago till 7am?  Ok!) And thank goodness, I need it.

*After 10 pm you have 2 options: Annoying, or stupid. I am getting better about staying up late though.

*You know how they say its important to have physical contact with people at least 7 stimes a day.  This is completely true for me.  When I haven't gotten a hug or high-five in a few days, it makes me go a little nuts.

*Eyebrow piercing.  Now you know.

*I like plants.

*Chemistry is a good reason to change your major.

*My mom is still my best friend of all.


So there it is.  There certainly were a lot of ups and downs this year, but overall it was successful.  If you were a part of it, thanks.  Thanks, its been fun. 
In honor of Green:
    2 good
  +2 be
    4 gotten


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