This isn’t a “goodbye,” it’s a “see you later.”
As I reflect on the past three years here at Sacred Heart University, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I didn’t expect to start all over again by transferring colleges, but words cannot express enough how grateful I am that I did. Coming from a small upstate school in New York to this was not easy. I didn’t know what to expect. Everyone had their friend groups already.
Funny enough, the first friend I ever made at SHU is also part of the Spectrum Board. I was assigned randomly to live with a group of eight girls. Having to jump into a completely new experience at full throttle was nerve wracking at first. I remember the first thing I said to her was “I was really nervous to come out into the common room before I met you.” Everything was moving so fast, I felt like I was speeding through life just waiting to get pulled over.
Luckily, I eventually learned how to take control of the wheel. Transferring to SHU was a new beginning for me, it was an opportunity to grow and flourish into the young adult that I wanted to become.
After transferring schools, I was an undecided major. I had almost absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life and future career. Shortly after settling into my first semester of sophomore year, I realized that I have always had a passion for writing. I knew I was somewhat talented, and that’s not something I say a lot. I took the first step by declaring a communications major. Through this, I hoped to pursue writing and enhance my skills to become the best version of myself within the three years here.
Through the midst of late-night papers, covid antics and early morning classes, I started to feel like I had a purpose; that I belonged. I made some great friends along the way of each troubling obstacle, and I know that I wouldn’t have been able to get through these past three years without them.
As I am now nearing the finish line towards graduation, it saddens me to know that just in a few weeks everything in my life is going to change. No more JP’s, late night car rides, petty arguments with roommates, but most importantly, I won’t be attending SHU anymore. I will forever cherish the memories I have made here over the course of the last three years.
Transferring to Sacred Heart was one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. If you are ever hesitant about a situation, take the risk, because you won’t regret it.
I am proud to be a Pioneer; I am proud of the successes I have made, and I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life.
SHU, this isn’t a “goodbye,” it’s a “see you later.”