I spent this past weekend among great friends.
The holiday season always seems to bring people together, and I couldn’t be happier for it. The funny thing is (well not funny, but surprising, considering my family seriously thought I’d grow up and buy a house next door) is that all of the people I spent time with this weekend are not from my home. They are from many different towns along the east coast. They are my friends from college.
I was both terrified and excited when my parents pulled out of my freshman dorm parking lot at Lehigh University. I’ve never had trouble making new friends, but at that time I would be starting from scratch without the familiarity of my hometown. I’m not going to pretend my entire college experience was amazing; I had a very hard time adapting for the first half. I really thought I was going to move back home, but I didn’t. The reason was because of the amazing people I met, who turned into a great network of friends.
College was more than a major, a lacrosse team, and football games to me. It was a place where I would meet some of my best friends that I would share the rest of my life with.
This holiday season, I’m thankful for all of the laughs I’ve spent and will spend with my college friends. A few years ago, I didn’t know any of you, and now I know you’ll be in my life forever.
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