In twelve hours, I will be a college graduate. My last final ends at 3:30 and then that's it.
It's 4AM and I can't sleep tonight. I fell asleep for about an hour but the hustle and bustle of dorm life woke me up and I just couldn't get back to sleep.
Looking around my room with so much to pack in the next couple days, I don't know where to begin. Every time I start to box things up, I get distracted by the memories. The rosary I bought at Venice Beach with my old roommate, now my sister and best friend, Jessica. All the field passes for the football games I did the broadcasting for this semester, finally chasing my dream to be Erin Andrews, and realizing it wasn't all it's cracked up to be. The little red "all you need is love" box filled with movie tickets, concert wrist bands, and pictures of the past year I've spent with the most unbelievable boyfriend I could've asked for. The post it notes shaped in a 21 all with inside jokes and silly quotes I have with my roommates that I haven't wanted to take down since I turned 21 three months ago.
It's been a beautiful 2 year run here at CLU. I've grown into the woman I always wanted to be, but knew I couldn't become at Regis. I've found friendships that have turned into family; I've found a love I know will last a life time. I expected to feel empty leaving my home here in little Trinity 15207, but my heart is over flowing with love. I'm not ready for what life has for me, simply because I don't know what is in store next, but I know my time, education, and friendships formed at CLU have prepared me for all is to come. I'm proud to call CLU my Alma Mater and so grateful to have had this opportunity.