Last Thursday I had an hour-long conversation with my advisor, Joe Lucchesi of the Art History department, about life after graduation (since I’m a senior). Even saying that word gets my heart racing! I love new adventures, but there is something different this time! I am not worried about getting a job or eventually applying to grad school, but I am worried about leaving this beautiful place behind. I have made so many great friends here and the prospect of not seeing them everyday is extremely sad. There are also things that I have become attached to here that I will miss greatly. Like going down to the waterfront whenever I need a moment of peace or to check out a breathtaking sunset. Or sitting on the Campus Center patio for hours people-watching and chatting with friends. Or going to every home basketball game. And then of course there are the convenient little things that I will miss, like having access to a free gym and having delicious meals prepared for me three times a day!
As I’m sitting in Joe’s office, after talking about letters of recommendations and grad schools, I asked him what it is like to be an adult with responsibilities. He told me that as long as you do what you love, the responsibility of adulthood will not seem so hard. I hope he’s right!