By Christina DiMauro
The saying that “all good things must come to an end” has never meant so much to me as it has over the past few days.
It seems like it was just yesterday when I sat down with my parents to send in my deposit to be a part of the Class of 2018. As of this moment, graduation is less than a month away.
I’m not even sure how this happened. Wasn’t I just a freshman? I thought I had all this time four years ago, but little did I realize how quickly it would go.
Four years ago I was unsure of where my life was headed, and I was a shy 18-year-old who came into college undecided about my future and unclear of where I wanted my life to go.
Lately, when I drive home from class and go past Roncalli, I am hit with memories from freshman year. Sometimes it feels like freshman year was a decade ago and other times it feels like it was last week.
But that first year ended up changing who I was as an individual. I became more independent and outgoing. It also ended up being the year I was also introduced to some of the most important people I would meet in my college career.
But now I’ve definitely done a lot of growing up. I’m more confident and I know what I want for myself—well, kind of.
As the end of the semester begins to get closer and I continue to apply for jobs, I realize how quickly graduation came.
I remember experiencing everything at Sacred Heart for the very first time and now, in just a few weeks I will be doing everything for the very last time.
I’ve already experienced a lot of “last times” here on campus, but as the countdown clock in Red’s gets shorter I realize everything that I have done and how appreciative I am for all SHU has done for me.
Sacred Heart gave me the opportunity to meet some amazing individuals, like the friends who can make me laugh until I cry and the Spectrum staff that I have spent the last two years with who can make the most awful Mondays into some of the best.
Also, thank you to the professors who have taught me and given me more knowledge than I had when I was 18. I will be forever grateful to all of these people and everything I have done in the past four years.
So yes, the best part of my life so far is quickly coming to an end, and I’m not sure where I’m headed, but I’m surely going to miss this place I’ve called home for the past four years.
On May 13th, I will be saying goodbye to one of the most important chapters of my entire life and begin my journey into the next one.