I am not sure how to summarize four years into one blog post, but I will do my best! When I made the decision to attend Virginia Tech in 2015, I had no idea what the future would hold for me. For anyone who has ever visited Blacksburg, Virginia then you understand how beautiful the campus is, how kind the people are, and how simple the lifestyle is. I remember my freshman year saying that often, that it is easy to remember the simple joys in Blacksburg. It still rings true four years later.
The traditions, ideals, and community of Virginia Tech will be something that I will carry with me forever. This tiny town gave me so many memories, whether it was tailgates and jumping in Lane Stadium or gathering as a community to serve the town of Blacksburg, these were moments I will never forget. Remembering to serve others and live simply, but boldly will resonate with me for the rest of my life. I owe so much of who I am now to the time that I spent at Virginia Tech. I am convinced the main reason people go to college is to find themselves, even though the degree is just as important.
Looking back, I am most grateful for the people I met who are now lifelong friends. I never understood how college friends become your family until you grow so much with them. For most of my friends, we were still discovering who we were and who we would become, but we were able to do it together. My heart still aches to be able to go back and do it all over again. The nights with little sleep, too much fun, and walking the streets of Downtown Blacksburg were some of the best of my life. Despite graduating, I still have my people and for that I am eternally thankful.
While my time at Tech may have come to a close, I have the best memories and people to carry with me. Visiting every chance I get will be the only way to cope with having to become a real life adult lol. I am sharing a few of my favorite graduation photos below, feel free to scroll!