4 days. 4 days left until I am done being a student at MSU-WP. 4 days and I will no longer be employed by MSU-WP. 4 days until I am no longer an ambassador. 4 days and I won’t be an RA.
Leaving West Plains in less than a week is going to be closing a HUGE chapter in my life. This place has impacted me in ways I can’t even start to describe.
I met my boyfriend here. (He’s pretty awesome. Awesome enough for me to talk about.) I met my roommate, who I ABSOLUTELY LOVE here. I got to be a Student Ambassador and show people how cool the school is. I got the experience of being a Resident Assistant. I got to participate in Celebration of Leaders. I got to be a part of so many organizations that have impacted the way I think and feel and process things. I met incredible people here. Strong people. Funny people. Spirited people. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. West Plains gave me a boost not many get. I’ve had SO many opportunities here I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I mean, what other student’s job is working with social media all day long? (Notice I said job. I get paid to be on Facebook, people.)
It has definitely been my second home, and I’m sad to leave it.
However, I am SO EXCITED to move to Springfield and start a new chapter. I’m done with my general education classes, and I start doing classes for my major. ENGLISH, GALORE! No more math. (PRAISE THE LORD!) I never have to take a technology class again. (Technology HATES me.) It is education, psychology, and English classes from here on out, and I CANNOT BE HAPPIER. I have a wonderful job lined up on campus with people I can’t wait to get to know. I’m living with two of my very good friends, both of which I met through MSU-WP.
On top of that, I’ll be 30 minutes away from my family instead of 2 hours. My best friends from high school will also be much closer. Sidenote: People always say you’ll lose touch with high school friends, which is true, but these two are kind of awesome. They’re keepers. Back to the topic. I’ll be closer to EVERYTHING. Except my roommate for the past year and a half. She’ll be 5 hours away. What a killjoy, right? However, I will be living with her sister, so she has to come see me. I’m also psyched that I’ll be in Springfield. Though they just passed some…questionable legislation, there is a lot there. I’m pumped for the extra choices in…everything.
I’m closing a HUGE chapter of my life, but I’m opening a new one. My time at MSU-WP may be over, but the things I have learned and experienced here will stay with me forever and guide me through the future.