With only four whole months left of college, I have stopped and reflected on what it is I am graduating with? I will have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in English from the University of San Diego. While that is a huge accomplishment, I still wonder what else I am graduating with. The first thing I think of is all the memories of fun times and interesting classes. These memories always include my college friends. They are the vital component of these memories that make them so special and so meaningful. I don’t remember the nights spent alone reading a book, or silently studying. I remember the night that Ally and I went out for frozen yogurt and talked about missing home for the first time. I remember the time that my friend Kylie came over to my dorm room to work on a scene for our acting class, and instead we shared our travel interests and dream vacations. It is these small, but dear memories of my friends that keep me going and give me the courage to graduate into the real world.
This final semester of college I am making a point to reach out to any of those friends who were part of my dear memories. To let them know that they will always be in my heart and that when I think about college I can not help but to think about them. I want to secure these friendships and make sure that no matter what path we choose to go down, that I have a way to keep a connection with them. The task of linking friends with fond memories is not going to be easy, but it will be worth it as I will be graduating with so much more than a degree.
My name is Maggie Hartley, I am 21 years old and a Senior at the University of San Diego. I am an intern for the lovely Women I Want to Grow Old With authors, Margaret Bhola and Diane Gage Lofgren. I will be blogging weekly so keep reading and feel free to leave a reply!