Monday, May 07, 2012
Here's to a good thing
While graduation two days ago marked the end of two and a half years at Bryan (three if you count SBI), it was really only the last year that I found a group that I really felt like I had a place in. That was while working for Triangle, the campus newspaper.
When I started––purely because Kaity, one of my friends from SBI asked me to––I was really, really intimidated by the idea of publishing my ideas for a large group of people to potentially read (other than on this blog, that is). And while it turns out it was challenging and I was probably right to be intimidated, it also quickly became one of the things that I most enjoyed doing. I think a large part of that is because of the people who made it what it was. They eventually became some of the people that I felt most at ease around and enjoyed the most.
I remember a few weeks ago going to Chattanooga with Alex and Cat (both from the staff). I think I've mentioned before that I usually felt like whenever I went somewhere with a group of people, it was always automatically a strange, random group of people just because I was there. I think that night going to Chatty was one of the first times that I didn't feel like that.
Whether it was staying up all night to get meet a deadline, working on some crazy video or project that had never been attempted before or just sitting around wondering if it was possible for the majority of the student body / faculty / office of student life / admissions office / [insert entity of your choice] to get any more furious at us, there was some kind of bonding that occurred that I usually struggle to achieve with people. And it was fun.
It's way, way too soon to know if I will miss Bryan, miss Tennessee, or even miss college in general. But I can definitely say to my comrades from Triangle: I will miss you guys.
--- Photo courtesy of Chris Leary. ---