Saturday, August 15, 2009

Nostalgia


It's silly and kind of pathetic to admit but six years post-college, I still get a little nostalgic every fall as the kiddies move into dorms, twitter about class schedules, who's rooming with whom and who broke up or made up over the summer. It's worse than ever this year, as my baby sister embarks on her freshman year at a big ol' Southern university not too far from my own alma mater. I was so sad not to be there for move-in day but I made up for it by boring her to death imparting hours of sage wisdom on making the most out of her college experience: Take lots of pictures, say yes to new experiences, befriend someone you'd never talk to in high school, take advantage of every 'skip' the professor gives you.

Of course, being the sappy girl that I am, I dragged out all my college scrapbooks and fondly relived those four years multiple times over the last week with visions of a sweet memory post in my head. But I quickly realized there are FAR too many memories to ever fit into a single post. Heck, I could start a whole new blog and post about college adventures for a year straight and not run out. And I was struck anew with an appreciation for those four years of my life. I love my grown-up life for sure, but I think I will always be just a little bit sad every fall, remembering the people, experiences and adventures that made me the adult that I am today. And now I'm okay with that.

If you need me, I'll be the couch with a glass of wine and a pile of scrapbooks, making a list for my baby sis.

6 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I feel that way every year when I see people moving into the dorms.

Chanda said...

Love your advice! I'm glad we "befriended" each other even though we are TOTALLY different! :) And...definitely take every skip! Miss you Sara!

Cole said...

I never learned to take advantage of those "skips"... I'm such a goodie two-shoes. :-)

Cookie Crums said...

Ten years ago we were moving in! How crazy is that? John and I were just having this conversation. I told him I was moving in and we was starting his sophmore year.

wearsinappropriateshoes said...

This is my last full year of college and I'll have one more semester after this, but I already think about what it will be like to not come back to college in the fall. Football season, sorority sisters... That's what makes college amazing. That and "Rocky Top" being belted out at the top of 106,000 people's lungs!

Cherilyn said...

Good ole EC! Probably the only college left where people move ALL OF YOUR STUFF IN FOR YOU!!!! And, will even carry it up two flights of stairs also!!! Awesome!

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