Dearest friends and loved ones,
|England Abroad 2011|
I never really thought that college would end. Stupid thought, I know, but in reality, I was thinking "I don't need to be sad about saying goodbye because I'll see them soon!" And for 5 years of college that was the case. I've always hated saying goodbye. So this May, I graduated having trained myself to not be sad. Of course I knew this time would be different, but mostly I was hoping that it wouldn't be; and by some magical power I'd be back in a college setting with all of my friends, just hanging out.
I have very few friends I have stayed in touch with pre-college. ASC and Prin were where I made the majority of the friends I want to keep for life. I didn't appreciate the time we had together while we had it. I secluded myself, especially the last 2 years, I got lazy and stopped reaching out to the amazing community of people and limited myself in who I socialized with. I do not want to do that again. So if it's not too late, I'm reaching out to all of you; all the friendships I've made over the past several years, I love you guys! :)
|Mustang and me 1994|
|Green, me, and Mustang 2007|
I came to this realization of taking you for granted over this summer when the happiest memories I had were with my friends. I now know that I do not care where I end up geographically, as long as I have my friends I know I will be incandescently happy :). Whether I'm trapped in a tiny town in CO that I've never heard of, kicking it in the gorgeous LA, or in the very, VERY unbelievably humid CT. As long as I have people I care about with me I am having the best time of my life.
This is not to say that I hate living at home, because I don't. I love my family but at the same time, I cannot wait to live on my own! I want my own apartment where I can set up things how I want them to be, I want things to be cleaned to my standard, I want to decorate, I want to live in a house where there is minimal clutter!
|Me and Rita|
So, this sounds more like I want to live alone, which would be nice, but I'd love to live with friends too. If college has made me realize anything about the real world, it's pick your roommates wisely. Just because you are good or even best friends with someone, does not mean your levels of living are conducive to a healthy friendship. In other words, even the best of friends will want to rip each others throats out if say... one is a night owl and the other an early bird, etc...
|Me and Hotaru JV LAX team 2005|
|Hotaru and I at Ren Fest 2010|
|Hotaru and I Class of 2007|
|The gang from ASC at Ren Fest 2010|
|The women of Summer Brave 2009|
|Heath and I overlooking SF 2012|
|Harlequin Maneuver Cast 2010|
|Theater Women Class of 2012|
Wishing all of you love,