Thursday, May 1, 2014

It's May 1st

Last year on May 1st, I was an anxious junior that could only think about where I was going to college. May 1st is known as the day that everyone has to make their decision about college and make a deposit, shown by seniors everywhere proudly wearing their t-shirt of choice. 

Last year on May 1st, the only thing I wanted in the world was to know what t-shirt I would be wearing on this day when it came to be my turn. I can't explain the number of things that have changed in one year, and I don't think that I would be the same person I am today if it weren't for those things. In terms of college decisions, my mind has changed a million times, but I am incredibly happy with the decision I made to attend the University of Richmond! It's weird thinking about the juniors this year, knowing that they're in the same spot as I was last year. All I could even think about was how intimidating the whole college application process was and how badly I just wanted to know where I was going to school.

Today, I know. I know where I am going to school and I will know where all of my friends are going to school. We're going to college! It's actually really real! College is real, is that not insane?! And though I have so many junior friends that are going through the same thought process of only being able to think about college, I can't reiterate enough that it's not the end of the world and that you still have one more amazing year.

I will hear countless juniors (and sophomores and freshmen) complain about having to stay in high school, and I know, I know, it sucks sometimes, but don't wish it away. I remember tweeting the night before the first day of senior year about how weird it was that we were seniors, and a sweet friend, a year older than I, tweeted me back, saying that I should remember this year and treasure every moment because it goes by faster than I think (thanks, Addie). And though this year has seemed so weird because I was constantly waiting to hear from one thing or another, it has been absolutely incredible. I hope to goodness that no one is wishing away their next few years of high school, because it's all really what you make of it, and it's all gone by so quickly! 

Knowing where you're going to college is important and big and stuff. Wanting to get into college is obviously important. But if you're looking at this day as someone younger than I, thinking about how this is all you want, rethink yourself. There are so, so many other things in store that you should care about, because college is important, but you have to enjoy life a little, day by day! 

Sorry for sounding a little cheesy, but it's hard to realize sometimes that college decisions aren't the end all be all. No matter where you see yourself a year (or two or three or so) from today, know that you will be happy and fulfilled at whatever college you're at. It's all going to be okay. 

Thanks, Ferris Bueller, for always being there for me.



  1. Wow! Congratulations! I'm a junior now and to be honest I'm freaking out but Richmond is an amazing school and I actually plan on applying there :) So seriously, congrats, I know I'm just a new reader on your blog but I love it so much!

    1. Thanks so much, girl! There's a lot that'll happen this coming year, but as long as you stay cool and collected, there's no need to freak out :) Let me know if you need anything or need any help!

      xoxo, Meredith


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