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Monday, April 13, 2009

Reminiscing on my college days

Categories: Indiana University, The IU Student Perspective

Guest post by CVB intern Megan, who is finishing her last week of her internship and ready to face the world. . . . . . . .

Being a senior in college, and on the verge of graduation, I find myself reminiscing about the past few years here at IU – all the things I've done, some things I wish I'd done, and maybe a few things I shouldn't have done…(freshmen year anyone?)  Last weekend, I went out to Brothers with one of my best friends, Drew.  Drew and I met our first day coming to IU doing a program called IFS (Intensive Freshmen Seminar) the summer before our freshmen year started and lived on the same floor (shout out to Foster Jenkison!).  Both from Maryland, we found out were from the same area and even went to rival high schools.  We've been friends ever since.  Anyways, we ended up bumping into a friend from our freshmen year that we had not seen in a while and we shared quite a few laughs over some of our memories.  It's hard to believe that just a few years ago we were all the typical freshmen - hanging out in the dorms, sleeping through a 12 PM class, and just trying to find a party. 

Now, on the verge of graduation, it is time to join the dreaded "real world."  I used to laugh when people would say that college is the best time in your life, but am finally realizing how true it is.  I have so many fond memories of my time here in Bloomington.  It really is one of the greatest college towns.  With a beautiful campus, a vibrant downtown,  people from all walks of life, and an abundance of outdoor activities, I will always look back on my college years at IU and smile.

"You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does..."

- Tom Petty


Laura Newton

Laura Newton

A proud Indiana University grad, Laura blogs primarily about IU related events, athletics and other happenings on campus. Laura is the Chief Operations Officer for Visit Bloomington.