Going to Miami was very bittersweet. As we drove closer and closer to good old Oxford, Ohio, I got butterflies in my stomach...like I did when I used to come back from vacations or breaks from school. This time the butterflies were for a different reason. I loved college. I loved my friends, I loved being in a sorority, I loved being able to nap at 2 pm, I loved not having responsibilities, etc. It wasn't perfect, but it was easier. Going back to Miami made me remember an easier time, and also made it clear that 4 years have gone past since I graduated from this place. I have a Masters degree now. I have a doggie. I pay my own bills. I feel like I have learned a lot more about myself and the world around me since I left Oxford, but that too comes with its advantages and drawbacks. Things are different now. Some things are better and some are not. I think reflecting (not dwelling) on the past can be important for personal wellness, and that definitely occurred this weekend. I just feel blessed I had an amazing college experience and still have loyal and caring friends from that time in my life.
Love and Honor to Miami, forever.
|B, S and I near the Upham Arch at Miami of Ohio|
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