A few weeks ago, we hit the hit 5 year mark from my college graduation. 5 years. Where did the time go? I so often feel like yesterday I was just moving into my freshmen dorm.
I know it's a cliche, but the time I spent in college, were four of the best years of my life. I truly, truly loved every single thing about my college.
The Klines visits.
The blue stones.
The late nights.
The TDU dates with many a friend.
The AIM profiles and away messages.
The little Jimmy Mad statue.
The train tracks behind Hoffman Hall.
The food (especially Festival Salad Bar and Corn Dog day at Dhall).
The teachers who helped make me a teacher.
The way it smelled like dog food after the rain.
The airport lounge that had zero connections to an airport.
The JAC card.
The spontaneous trips to Reddish Knob.
The Wednesdays in Taylor Hall.
The Thursdays in ISAT.
The hill behind Grafton that led to the library.
The snow days.
The Duke Dog.
I know this is all a little nostalgic and kind of silly, but my four years at JMU shaped me more than any other time in my life. I love that place like it's a dear friend. When I get the chance to go back and visit, my heart will race as we get close to campus.
I feel the need to blog all this now, because my blog is a journal of not just my life now, but also of my past. I want to have these memories written down so they can be remembered. That's what I love about blogging. It's my own, perfect time capsule.
This has been floating around on my facebook lately, and I watch and tear up. I feel so lucky to be a part of a community who is so proud of their school. My blood will always be purple, through and through!