Today was my last first day at Berry College. It’s hard to
believe that my four years are nearly done. Yet I’m also quite ready for the
next big adventure. I entered my last first day with a dose of sentimentality
as well as an optimistic smile. The end is finally in sight!
Armed with my umbrella and waterproof backpack, I set out
with my roommate for our first two classes (we have them both together). Our
last academic semester at Berry began with Personal Finance, which (despite the
math) looks like it will be a very useful course. Then we crossed
through the rain to Evans for our New Testament class. (We are taking both
these classes for fun, because that’s what seniors get to do.)
After that we parted ways. I went on to my job at Public Relations, where I got
caught up on stuff I’d missed over break and began plugging away at an ongoing
project. I then hopped across the hallway to my Philanthropic Communications
job, where I did pretty much the same thing.
My roommate and I met up again and embarked on our tradition of Mexican
for dinner. Over tea and queso dip we shared our hopes for this last semester,
and indulged in some more sentimentality.
I returned to my dorm, updated my calendar with all my syllabus information,
and snuggled in bed to the sound of more rain. A very quiet, pleasant (if wet)
sort of last first day.