Actually, the first is more of a reflection. Last Sunday morning, after one final Dunkin' run, I went down to The BV's newsroom. I told myself it was to obtain a Sharpie (which is true, since I needed it to write on a graduation gift and to write my name in my cap, which was unnecessary, anyway, since no one decided to throw caps during the ceremony), but for some reason, I knew I would end up at The BV at some point last weekend. I passed the office and sat down in the sports desk for a minute or two. I noticed the new regime taped headshots of the sports editors (I think starting with Dan). It was a nice touch. Those guys are awesome, and they're going to keep the sports section at the top of its game.
I also realized I don't want to be one of those alumns. I don't want to hover around everything Bonaventure or The BV or anything to do with brown and white. I love Bona's. It is a permanent address for me, and I do feel that sense of loyalty that makes the university unique. I'm just ready to move on. Sure, I'll miss the old place. I'll probably feel a little down once the end of August rolls around, and I realize my time has passed. But it's given me four of the best years of my life. I've given it some of my best. It's time to keep on the good journey. I don't think I'd be a very productive graduate if I spent every second wishing I was back there, and I don't think the people in the classes to come would want me to impose, either. It's their school now. It's their time. It's also my time, at a different place on a different leg of my life's journey.
Finally (yeah, this is number three if you're keeping score at home. Sue me.), I didn't realize I'd be playing this many video games as a college graduate. I brought out my old Super Nintendo this year and have been playing a lot since I've been home. I even went to the used game store and picked up a couple games I used to rent. Maybe I'm just on a nostalgia high. Maybe I'm trying to clutch the last bits of childhood I can still reach. But it's a fun thing to do in my down time. I'm very entertained by how simple the technology was two decades ago.
- Current Mood: calm
- Current Music:"School's Out" ~ Alice Cooper