Spring Semester 2013: Greatest Hits

It’s that time again–the time where I sum up the greatest moments of a semester. This spring was my last semester at Berry College, so it’s fitting that some of these greatest hits were the best of all four years.

  • Senior road trip and Harry Potter World with a good friend.
  • The many, many lunches and dinners on the English Department’s tab, talking with witty students and hanging out with cool professors.
  • Getting a call in the office from The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.
  • Acceptance letters and emails from all my graduate schools.
  • Dinner at a sketchy but delicious Mexican restaurant with the SOUP team.
  • Joining my roommate and dear friend, Kyley, on her first flight.
  • 11:00 PM on a Thursday night when the Indiegogo campaign passed our goal of $6000 in 10 days.
  • Boston in the snow over Spring Break.
  • Adventuring into tall towers with daring friends.
  • Getting nominated as one of a handful of the best female student workers at the college.
  • My Ramifications staff presenting me with a small chest full of treasure.
  • Lunches with my coworkers–at Harvest Moon, and later at Outback.
  • Interviewing Kirsten Gates and having her story come together almost effortlessly. Seeing the story on the cover of the magazine.
  • Hanging out with Marcella and Casey after my senior reading, surrounded by English nerds.
  • The woman telling me she never understood how Rheumatoid Arthritis felt until I read my poem.
  • Wednesday nights with Michelle, Molly and Julie. Praying, laughing and crying together.
  • Receiving an award for my writing after working over five months on that portfolio.
  • Prep talks, Star Wars debates, and Star Trek discussions with Rick and Casey.
  • Fiction final with classmates wearing fake mustaches as they read from their portfolios.
  • Dr. Watkins’s hug as I walked down the street lined with professors after graduation.
  • Shaking President Briggs’s hand and walking away with my diploma.

Greatest Hits of Fall 2012

  • Morning walks with Kyley, spying for the deer and saluting the Revolutionary soldier’s grave whenever we passed it.
  • Postcards from my study abroad friends.
  • Getting my Throne of Glass book signed by Sarah Maas.
  • Sitting on the dock by myself during the Gate retreat and watching the stars.
  • The Great Gatsby Gala–particularly when Donovan taught me how to swing dance.
  • The last Mountain Day march, holding hands with a boy (gasp!) and successfully making it up and down the mountain five times.
  • Giving Erika her Perry the Platypus hat.
  • Reading Pride and Prejudice in a hammock on a fall day.
  • Spending an evening doing an analysis on Percy Jackson.
  • Italian wedding soup and pirate accents with Erika.
  • Wrestling sheep.
  • Oak Hill in the Lights and the golf cart guy leaving Anna and Kyley behind.
  • A Christmas Carol with Anna at the Shakespeare’s Tavern.
  • The [SOUP] retreat: found a creepy Confederate graveyard, sat on a cliff to watch the sunset, accidentally joined a parade in Chattanooga, ate delicious Mexican food, stopped at a donut store that had OREO DONUTS, ran out to the bridge to catch fireworks, and I was named “most like a wizard.”
  • Evenings with Greenbaum discussing Blessings.
  • Seeing the crazy turn out at the Ramifications Launch Party, and being supported by so many of my friends.
  • Singing Jingle Bells approximately 25 times with small children during College Connect.

(Hopefully I’ll get around to blogging about a couple of these specific events…)