December 1st, 2014
Exactly four years ago today, I got into William & Mary. I still remember the electric jolt that ran through my body when I saw my Dad waiting for me in the school auditorium holding a gold box containing two green and gold teddy-bears and a somewhat cryptic email from admissions. By December, my senior year was a bit of a bust. I was going through a terrible breakup and half of my friends wouldn’t talk to me for reasons they still aren’t sure of today. To me, getting into William & Mary was a sign that everything was going to get better.
Me and Kelly Todd ’15 showing our Tribe Pride at Prom in 2011
I wouldn’t say that all my time here at the College has been smooth sailing. I’ve made friends and I’ve lost them. I’ve pulled all-nighters to get by with a low-B in Chemistry. But there are some things at the College that will stick with me for the rest of my life. Knowing that there is a place in the world where you can leave your wallet, computer, and keys for hours without having to worry about someone taking your stuff. How it feels to be part of club team/varsity family (go Tribe Sailing!). Learning how great it feels to work hard and reap the benefits from doing so. I appreciate all of the moments, good and bad, I’ve had here because being at William & Mary has allowed me to mature and, in the process, learn more about myself.
Exactly four years ago today I got in and in just a few days I will be a semester away from graduating.