Today as I was leaving my Starbucks I noticed the tour groups of potential new freshmen strolling around campus. I then remembered that my freshmen year is coming to an end in two weeks. I literally cannot even put into words how sad I am to leave Bloomington and IU. I also can’t explain the amount of jealousy I have against these freshmen.
I remember when I came to IU for my tour. It was the summer before my senior year. I proudly wore a crimson IU t-shirt. However, you couldn’t see it for the majority of the day because it started to rain and I had to wear a poncho.
Despite the nasty weather, I knew IU was the place for me. I didn’t even visit other schools. After IU, I knew it was going to be my home for the next four years.
Seriously. I am DREADING going home for the summer. Not that I don’t love my friends, family, and hometown; it’s just that Bloomington and IU have become places I hold so close to my heart after this year.
I have made some of the best friends down here that I know will be lifelong. I have made the best memories this past school year, which I know I will never forget.
I’ll miss walking through the arboretum on sunny days, hanging out on the 4th floor of Herman B., going to Kirkwood, and checking out all the cute guys at the gym. Heck, I’ll even miss going to some of my classes that don’t bore me to death.
Most of all I think I’ll miss the atmosphere, the friendly people, and the feelings I have when I’m on this campus.
Indiana University is not just my school. It is my home. It’s that feeling you get when you know you belong.