Post-Homecoming Days

Hey Rams!

    Welcome to the point in the semester, that I personally consider the hardest. We’re done midterms, we’re through that halfway point of being so close to done, but not done yet, and, homecoming weekend is over.

    Now, if you’re like me, and live halfway across the country, the weekend can come with some bittersweet feelings. Being out-of-state isn’t something that’s always rolling on my mind, but when you see all your friends with their families and friends from home visiting, and you going back home to your room… It can get a little lonely.

    Now, I was lucky this year, and for the first time I got to see my family here in Colorado for about 72 hours (not that I counted) and it was the first time in about a year that I was able to spend so much time with them. And I’m grateful for every second.

    Moments like these, don’t come often. And it’s hard, I’ve noticed-college that is. We all, out-of-state or in-state, slowly start realizing that… well, this is being grown up. Our families continue on, and so do we. And seeing them, is sometimes a little strange. These few years in our lives are just weird. We spend about 18 or so years with our providers who give us everything we need, and then we go off on our own, in our own time, and in no time at all… we start to change. Grow up. Experience the world in a new way. And it’s not necessarily bad. It’s just a part of life. It’s just change.

    Change, I agree with you here, is challenging.

    But the fireworks are over. The homecoming parade is over. That miraculous winning home game- over. And our families? Back home. And us? Back in class. And yes, I think the fall semester is always harder than the spring. Which is always tough for me to admit, because this is also my favorite time of the year.

    But we’ve made it this far Rams. And we’re going to continue out strong and finish this semester as best as we can. Because although ‘tis the season of spooky changes, the best we can do is remember why we’re here, and make sure we continue with those goals.

    Be careful Rammies- don’t end up like ole’ Ash here, who’s home sick as a dog bundled up in blankets and drinking a solid gallon of hot tea a day! Take care of yourselves.

    Stay happy, healthy, and safe y’all.