SOME of my favorite Bobkitty Cat friends and sisters have moved back onto the Ohio University campus and they all begin their classes this week. As for many of the others, most of them are experiencing their first August/September without the return to our beloved Athens, OH. ….Some are taking this better than others.
As I was right in their very spot/shoes last year, I can totally understand the angst and sadness that I see written all over their facebooks and twitter and as someone who too loved, loved Athens and Ohio Un. and my sorority and oh gosh that amazing place called Court Street where you could literally get away with anything… until pictures showed up on Sunday night from your best friend’s camera outing you for your drunken debauchery… not that we ever really cared - that’s what college is for - I cannot fault them for the feelings they are all experiencing.
My point though, and I hope this helps, is to mention that all change results in goodness and you too will soon come around to this crazy new world your diploma released you into. You’re hatred towards teachers for giving you passing grades and “making you leave” will subside eventually and what will fill your heart and soul are the promises of new adventure and the fact that you are literally on the threshold of your life where YOU are the only one that can decide how successful you will be in work, love, and happiness.
What you miss are the people who are still there or the people you were with when you were there, at least for me, this is what I truly miss. I could sit outside on my back patio and get wasted on Natty Light right now if I wanted to… but it wouldn’t feel the same as when I did it with my room mate in matching “Team Blackout” pinnies Senior Year. (…and by the way, congrats grads, you’ll never be expected to drink, let alone enjoy, Natty Light again!) Don’t chase the memories, they drain friendships, make new plans to see each other, skype, etc. and make new memories, that’s how your friendships will continue and then it won’t hurt as bad when you see Bid Day pictures and you just want to cry because you couldn’t be there in a matching tee and neon hat, hugging some PNM you were obsessed with for a week!
It’ll be okay, just remember that everyone you miss, misses you too and that there is always a bed or couch to crash on if you behave yourself enough when you visit!