Thursday, June 7, 2012

"The Opposite of Loneliness"

Tomorrow during the wee hours of the morning I will be heading to the orientation for my graduate school program. (Okay, realistically it's less than an hour earlier than I would wake up for work so I can't complain, but I sure do LOVE my sleep!)

Over the past few months I have spent a lot of time reminiscing about my four years spent at Indiana University. I have made a lot of amazing friends - below is a snapshot of a couple of my favs - and I cannot imagine my life without them.

I recently read a very well written piece by a 22-year-old Yale grad who sadly was killed in a car accident a couple weeks ago. Her writing will obviously have a more profound effect on recent grads but I believe that everyone should read The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. I have to give credit for this article to one of my great friends' blog (Find her RIGHT HERE!! She is awesome and has a wonderful view of the world)...

Anyways, as I find myself reminiscing about college I find myself also wondering what the next two years in graduate school will bring. I want to never lose the feeling I had at Indiana University which brought about a feeling very similar to the feeling that Marina Keegan describes. The feeling of being surrounded by immense love in a community of individuals that were so unique yet surprisingly all so very similar. The people I met at IU may not always be in my life but I can honestly say that each individual I met greatly chanced my view on life - and the span of my college career at IU may have been the best experience of my life. In turn, as I begin my day tomorrow I can only think about how nothing will ever compare to that "opposite of loneliness" feeling I had at IU, but then again, I'm not sure I ever want anything to top those specific memories.

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