It seems unreal that I’ve reached the end of my time at SUU. And how do I sum up years of experiences, memories, and lessons learned in a simple blog post? As I prepared to write this final entry, I tried to find photos from the past 3.5 years that documented the finest moments. Thumbing through nearly 10,000 photos on my laptop, it was impossible to end up with fewer than a hundred.
This post allowed me to reflect on my time spent as a Southern Utah University student. What did I find? Well, I’d like to show you.
…that even as a high school senior, I knew SUU was where I belonged.
…that, because of supportive friends, I participated in SUU Idol, open mic nights, and Miss SUU.
…that it’s fun to take different classes (like radio. and horsemanship. rock climbing. and graphic design).
…that I can do hard things like write, edit, and design for a newspaper (sometimes with the help of a fake mustache or 44 oz. Dr. Pepper), take a challenging class, or get an A in my Comm Theory capstone course.
…that I can be a part of an organization (Presidential Ambassadors) & take silly photos in vacuumed-packed trash bags at summer retreats.
…and this in my backyard.
…that coworkers can also become great friends.
…that I could feel like a princess in the Homecoming Parade.
…that having 53 roommates (I lived in big houses!) throughout the years can be serious fun.
…that I can make best friends who I still talk to weekly, even halfway across the country.
And overall, I’ve learned that there are people who will be my friends much longer than the years I’ve been here, that the most important lessons learned didn’t result from theories, equations, or keyboard shortcuts … but from challenging times I endured, hard decisions made, unexpected friendships, and spontaneous adventures.
So, my dear SUU, thank you.
Thank you for the friends. The memories. The education. The laughter. The tears. The experiences.
I also posted on my personal blog with more words in place of pictures. You can read it here.