Back with my first post of my new “schedule.” This is a sort of random post, but I love posting in the moment I am thinking about something.
Yesterday at Jewel (it’s a grocery store), I was telling Connor how I had my first moment of truly missing college this past week. There are moments here and there where I miss college, but I haven’t had a moment like this one where I actually wanted to be back. Typically, it’s Thursday night and I’m sad I’m not out at Brothers with my friends, or I just miss not having Friday classes. Three day weekends every week were the best! Sometimes I miss the restaurants. Sometimes I miss living in Bloomington and not relying on public transit. I also miss the basketball games a lot too, mostly because the IU basketball team is the only team where I know most of the players names.
This moment of actually missing college was one where I would want to be back in college doing it all. I’d say my best college memories were freshman and sophomore year. That’s definitely the part of college I was missing. A friend sent me a Snapchat memory from a party we went to sophomore year and that’s when it hit me. I miss the carefree life I lived. I miss that routine I had where I would wake up super early and stay up super late, but still be the most productive I have been in my life.
I miss the walks to class from the apartment I shared with my friend, Lauren. I miss going to the potentially terrible parties, but having a fun time because I was with so many friends. I miss putting on my suit and giving presentations I dreaded weeks in advance. I miss the frozen veggies I would warm up and cover in cottage cheese for dinner. That was my all-time favorite meal and it was so random. Sometimes (more like once a week lol) I do the same, but with cauliflower rice.
I guess that is a pretty random description of me really missing college for the first time. I’d say I have adapted pretty well to the working world and it’s treated me alright so far. It’s just crazy to think I will never be in college again and that those 4 years passed so quickly! It’s a good thing there is Homecoming and Little 500 around for those times I want to relive the college days.