Snapchat…delete. Instagram…delete. Blacksburg… I blame you.
It breaks my heart coming to terms with the fact that my time at Virginia Tech is over, and that now all the younger people get to experience what I got to experience. Deleting my social media seems like the only reasonable way to cope with my emotions right now. I would do some crazy things to go back and do it all over again the exact same way.
Blacksburg, I left you a real big piece of my heart, but it’s time I let you go. Thank you for all of my favorite memories of jumping up and down in lane stadium on Saturday afternoons, thank you for bringing me to extremely special people and some of my very closest friends, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to play the game I love on a scholarship, thank you for all the lessons I learned, thank you for Sunday night bonfires, thank you for your incredible sunsets over the mountains, thank you for having Dunkin' Donuts on my meal plan, thank you for teaching me how to be independent, and thank you for helping me become who I am today.
Like any bad break-up, it’s time for me to get over it and move on. I close a beautiful chapter in my life and start a brand new one. As much as it pains me to see some friends still thriving in college, I look forward to my next chapter.
The thought of some day becoming a nurse has always seemed so distant to me, but I am so excited for making the dream I had as a little girl, a reality! The next 11 months of my life will be very tough and time consuming with classes and clinicals, but I can’t wait. Its definitely a change of pace and lifestyle as I take a train to and from the city of Philadelphia every morning in my scrubs, running on coffee and studying in all my spare time, but this is the next chapter for me. This is the plan my good God has set for me and I am very excited to see where it will take me!
So Blacksburg, I love you, I always will and I will always be thankful for you, but I am moving on. I am closing 1 beautiful chapter of my story and turning the page to the next one. The story written by the Author of my life, and Creator of the stars. Drexel Nursing…here I come!