Today I had to clean off my desk at The Daily Universe.
This is officially my least favorite part of every semester, but this time it was even worse because I know I won’t be back in the fall. I’ve been at the DU for 2 1/2 years now, ever since I got back from London. I just love everything about each of the desks I’ve had there – the people, random celebrations, responsibility and even stress that came with them.
This college ending thing is still incredibly surreal to me. I know it’s not the end quite yet since I still have a paper and two tests to take, but the past few days have included a lot of lasts, like my last lecture, so I can’t help but be a little reflective. And I regret nothing. It’s funny because you don’t think about it too much while it’s happening, but I’ve really come a long way since I graduated from high school and started at BYU. I’ve done a lot of things that I thought were just dreams that weren’t actually realistic, like working at The Daily Universe (or even just majoring in journalism) and going to London and other countries on adventures and doing Washington Seminar, and so many other things. Even going to intern for the senate this summer. I can honestly say I regret nothing. Nothing at all.
There are some awesome celebrations that come with the end though, and while they’ll be continuing through the next week I’ve been able to enjoy a couple already. (Prepare yourself for a lot of pictures. I’m feeling nostalgic)
Namely, the end of winter semester Daily Universe BBQ:
And the Washington Seminar reunion/most of us are graduating celebration:
(points for knowing what we’re doing in this one)
I’m so excited for the future! But there are definitely some things I’m going to miss (mostly people. You know who you are, and you are hereby required to come visit me in DC), so this last week in Utah has officially been dubbed “savor being here” week. Maybe I’ll get around to actually taking some finals too, but I make no guarantees.