Tuesday, May 4, 2010

walking billboard for USU

well here it is. the sentimental, heartfelt post about the end of the semester.
i know you have all been eagerly waiting and anticipating its arrival...

well, its the end of the year. the end of my so called 'life in logan.' its finals week. may 2010 which should mean im graduating, but im not...im really awesome and chose to be a music minor which combined with my lack of ability to pass a certain math class the first time around, set me back a semester. but im totally fine with it. im not ready to have to totally grow up yet anyways. but even though i wont be rocking the gap and gown this weekend i still am leaving logan officially. i decided to complete my last semester, (in which i will be student teaching) somewhere new. away from the so-called 'college scene' and on to 'new' adventures. im moving to salt lake somewhere. dont know where, dont know with who. but thats where i will be. i officially was placed in an elementary school in sandy, UT which is about 20/30 minutes from the salt lake -ish area.
it should be interesting to say the least.

all i can say now, is that im beginning to have a hard time with this concept. logan has been my home away from home for the past 4 years and every summer i get so anxious and excited to come back. im so attached to this place, and all of its glory. i love my aggies, and will continue to be, as my mother would say, 'a walking billboard for USU' forever because this little town and all its aggie blue pride has a special place in my heart. yes, that sounds incredibly cheesy, and dont worry im laughing at myself for saying it, but its the truth. i have learned so much about myself and life in general, and im realizing how its hard it is to have to leave now. when i say i have been on a roller coaster for the past 4 years, i am stating the biggest understatement known to man. i have been through so many difficult times and have had so many hard lessons to learn (which i wont go into), but i have also had the best times of my life (gag me, this isnt suppose to be comical and sappy, but sorry thats how its turning out) from countless crazy roadtrips, to late night walmart runs, to watching far too many movies in one night, to deciding that 2 am is the perfect time to make german pancakes, to having your major consume your entire existence, and to meeting people who you relate to so well, you could have sworn you were separated at birth. its obvious to say that these are the friends that i will have with me throughout my life. the ones that know the true me, and have already seen me through the best of times and the worst of times. i hope they are okay with being stuck with me for the next couple decades, cause even though this is some sort of ending, we all know that 'Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end'. Here's to beginnings and endings, and a whole bunch of new adventures!

first, a much needed reflection on the past 4 years. weird...


  1. Wow! What a beautiful post!! I love your college collage! I can assure you from personal experience that there is "Life After Logan" but your time there will be something you carry within you forever & ever & ever. Greater adventures will follow but only because they're built upon your experiences at home and USU as well as those deeply spiritual experiences that Heavenly Father chose for you to have. I'm so excited for you!

    I can relate as I set out to start life in an entirely new place myself. I'm a little bit nervous & a whole lot excited. Who will I meet? What new things will I experience?

    Regardless of where we go in this life we'll be bringing the best of times from the past with us.

  2. How awesome you will be student teaching in Sandy, my grandparents and some family live down there! Its a great place, its hard to not go back to Logan..I was only there for a few months, yet everytime I hear of the place I get so happy and tell everyone how much I love that place!!
    I'm excited for you, this will be a fun new journey,new beginning. I felt the same way when I moved up to Logan, nervously excited, maybe more nervous than excited!! But then I lucked out and had the best roomates ever and the best brief aggie experience I could have had. Thanks so much Whit! and Good luck with your new endeavors!!

  3. Thanks ladies! Seriously your advice means a lot to me! It is going to be an adventure indeed, but I am extremely excited to see what life brings next! You both are great! <3 you!