It’s kind of hard to imagine I’ve been graduated from college for 10 years. You know who else had a hard time imagining I have been graduated for 10 years? The freshman girl who plopped down beside me during a picnic we were having with my girlfriends and started grilling me on what the campus looked like “back when I was here.” Yup.. that was coupled with, “what I majored in, what my job is now, how I met my husband, and if we had a bookstore back in the day.” (So glad she got over her initial shock of interviewing an actual participating member of Noah’s Ark) I decided to participate fully in this E True Hollywood Story on my life, so we took a stroll down memory lane.
Honestly, she was a sweet girl, maybe a little socially unaware, but she totally meant well. I also think it’s safe to say that karma came for me hard to make up for the time I called a girl, probably in her early 30’s if not late 20’s, old at a bar when I was in college.
So to that freshman girl, if you happen to stumble across this old woman, mom blog, I wish you the best in everything you do. If for some reason you find yourself 14 years down the road, sitting on your college campus with your college bestsies and their families, who are all like your family, with your little one in tow, that you are as thankful for the life you’ve been given as I am for mine, a lot of which started right there at LC. Whether you’re future is a mom, engineer, rocket scientist, dog walker, whatever.. just be the best at it you can be. (Also, for the record… I didn’t actually meet my husband on the side of the road, get pregnant, and decide to get married a week later to do the right thing… I might’ve added a little shock value to my interview answers there).
Cheers to 4 full years of awesome Lynchburg College memories, friends, and a future of happiness.