In case you have not noticed- I kinda, sorta like really, really, really like college. Like a lot.
I have been writing and rewriting this blog post since my first day of classes last Monday. I cannot seem to find the right words to express exactly how I am feeling. I am speechless. And I am never, ever, at a loss for words.
I have been struggling to put how I am feeling into sentences. For the sake of my college senior self who will be reading this blog post in May of 2019 on the morning of my college graduation, I will try my best to explain my feelings… and I think I will settle with the word happy. Oh, and content.
My very first time visiting High Point during my sophomore year of high school!
I am bursting with joy from the first second I open my eyes to the moment I lay my head on my pillow and drift into my nightly slumber. My reality is better than my dreams. Yes, yes, yes, I am completely aware at how cliche that sounds. Just trust me when I say it is true. I have been enjoying just taking things in, living each day in the moment. I am so used to planning for the future that it is weird to think I am now experiencing what I have been working endlessly on becoming: a High Point Panther.
I remember counting down the days until my first HPU open house for months. July 28th, 2013 was a fantastic day.
I am fully aware that High Point University is not for everyone, but for me it is practically perfect in every way. There is nothing I would change about my life at the moment. Except maybe I would pause time while I am sleeping and drift away for like a day or two.
When I say I have wanted to attend High Point University for like forever, I actually mean it. I only applied to one school: High Point. And I could not have picked a more perfect school for me.
Though HPU has it’s flaws (like only having Chick-fil-a open on Wednesdays for the summer term), they are quickly outweighed by it’s positive attributes. I could easily say that my favorite part about High Point is my beautiful campus- but that is a complete lie. Do not get me wrong, the campus is stunning (and a huge reason why I chose HPU)! But I think the best part about HPU is the people. From my amazing professors who actually make me want to learn and are passionate about ensuring I do absorb the material and succeed in their classes, to the staff that works endlessly to keep HPU in pristine condition and do so with a smile. From my new friends that so quickly have become like family and provide me with endless support, laughter, and stability, to my fantastic RA’s that have made the transition from high school to college a breeze.
The day I knew High Point University was where I belonged: August 25th, 2014 at approximately 2pm, after my meeting with the Dean of Communication.
High Point is even better than I ever could have imagined. And I am at a complete loss for words.
For now I’ll just be sassy, optimistic, and a little bit darling (like always) as I continue to live out my dream.