Never in my life did I think that my first year of college would actually go as fast as it did. I look through pictures that have been taken throughout the year and realize how much has really changed. My world has been a whirlwind for the past several months I have been experiencing stressful weeks of exams, being torn between my majors, rejected from clubs and organizations, became an executive board member, to meet new people and, of course, finals are now looming in the distance.
You thought senior year of high school goes fast? Man, freshman year of college goes exponentially faster. I can’t believe it. I’ve spent so much time here, invested so much energy and now it’s over (almost). Once finals period is done, I’m packing up my stuff, saying goodbye and then I’m leaving for Pittsburgh. I’ll be home for the last summer, and this year — a year of making new friends, learning new subjects to an incredible depth, enjoying the bipolar Erie weather, coming back into my room at late hours of the night (or early in the morning) and experiencing unprecedented, unimaginable growth — this whole crazy year will be a memory, a dream. Oh. And I can say that the end of freshman year is when I finally pin-pointed a general idea as to what I plan on doing with my life.
To the graduating seniors that I have grown to adore and idolize, thank you for all that you have taught me. It makes me realize that Mercyhurst really is a community filled with people willing to help. Carpe Diem, and good luck to you all; make Mercyhurst proud.
Lastly to Meg Hess: Although I just met you a few months back, you have epitomized what being a Mercyhurst Laker is all about. Your dedication to the school, spirit and making the most of your time here has truly influenced me in regard to how to manage my time and make the best of my days. Thank you for being perfect.
To end this article I would like to tell everyone to enjoy Spring Fest this weekend. Whether you plan on rocking out to Sean Kingston, enjoying seeing alumni or partaking in other festivities, make like a Laker and seize the day.