Hey there fellow freshman! How are you feeling knowing that it is your final week before you move into your new home away from home? Have you been packing thousands of bags and furniture to load into your family car, and going to a goodbye parties to say goodbye to your best friends and closest family? Maybe even a Bruce Springsteen concert at Met Life Stadium? Here is what my last week looked like.
Your Last Days Before College
“I have never cried as much as I did today” I sobbed to my mom from across the kitchen. Today was the day that my two best friends left for the University of Miami and it finally hit me that we will be 1,368 miles apart from each other. At this point, I think my mother finally started realizing that all of her daughter’s friends (or what she considers her second children) were not around anymore. Also, I think it hit her that her own daughter is leaving in less than a week. After both of my closest friends left, I did realize something, though: even though my friends are 21 hours away by car, I believe it made our friendship even closer than before.
What better way to spend your last few days then to go to a Bruce Springsteen concert!? “It was one of the best concerts I have ever been to” my dad said. My family and I are huge Boss fans and it was something I wish I could do all over again. We enjoyed each others company over some hot dogs and Mrs. Feild’s cookies. And this night was special for another reason — “Bruce Springsteen breaks his own record for longest US concert” as cited by the New York Post. I will never forget the smile my family had when walking out of the stadium and it is a memory I will take with me to college and cherish forever.
GIRLS DAY! Nails, lunch date and having the hardest goodbyes… what more could I have asked for? Today was one of the saddest days ever because I said goodbye to so many people at one time. Spending the last few hours with my friends was such a special moment and time in my life.
Besides crying for hours last night on how much I am going to miss my best friends, the last people I said my goodbyes to was my family. Instead of having our normal family sit down dinner, my mom and dad thought it would be a great idea to take my sister and I out to our favorite sushi restaurant. What better way to end my final night with family than at my favorite restaurant? Besides saying goodbye to my family, I know the one thing I am going to miss a lot is all of my mom’s help – from laundry to waking me up before my alarm!
I love you mom and dad. Thanks for everything.
How did you guys spend your last week of college? I hope you’re settling into your new schools!