I still cannot believe that my time here at William & Mary is coming to a close. It’s the end of the semester, and TOMORROW is the last day of classes! I have one class at 10am that will be THE last class that I sit in as an undergraduate student at the College. Where did this year go?!
Since the new set of summer Admission interns will be starting in a couple of months, my blog will sadly also be “graduating” and leaving along with me. SO, I’m going to use it while I can.
One highlight from recent weeks is my incredible rock climbing class trip to the Shenandoah National Park. All semester, I’ve been climbing the indoor rock walls in Adair Hall in preparation of this big weekend trip. Believe it or not, I climbed a 120 foot cliff! (There are pictures to prove it, which I might try to add later.) I’ve definitely had an amazing semester being able to take classes that have challenged me in so many new, crazy ways that otherwise I doubt I ever would have experienced.
There have been many events such as my fraternity’s spring formal and the age-old tradition of the King and Queen Ball that happens each year under a huge white tent in the Sunken Garden. I also had my 22nd birthday celebration last week where I was able to catch up with old friends.
Everything about my last semester has been fantastic, and I’m so excited for what’s next. In just five weeks, I will be packing up my life and moving to Phoenix, Arizona to do Teach for America. I will be teaching elementary school, and I’m so excited to join the Corp to personally contribute toward the battle against educational inequality.
To wrap up this post, I want to share why I originally chose to attend William & Mary–the same thing I said at the end of my very last campus tour today… When I was doing the college search (which seems so long ago now), my visit to William & Mary outshined every other school I visited in that I truly felt that students here care deeply about the school and each other. The level of engagement and involvement here is unparalleled, and I feel like I am a member of a tight-knit community and family. I am going to miss this place terribly, and I don’t know if anything else will ever compare to the sense of belonging that I have felt these past four years.