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I’ve put off this article for nearly a week now because the words could never come to me to express my sadness and excitement that a chapter of my life is coming to an end. The words still aren’t quite there to describe this moment of transition. I am not good with change, and change has become harder to handle without my dad to support me as well and see my milestones he wanted for me. I have my brother and mom with me as well as my boyfriend and friends, but the air is different.

Though it is, the winds of change are blowing strong. They are nearing more close as my final day student teaching draws closer. After a full year of student teaching, I don’t feel ready to go out on my own. I am more than prepared to teach and continue to grow as an educator and adult. I’m excited for my future with my boyfriend and our adventures and life together to come. Yet a part of me is struggling to say goodbye to college.

The last day of school marks the coming of the big kid world – paying off student loans, a job, marriage, a master’s degree and so much more. All good things, but all scary things. For the last 18 years, all I’ve known has been school. Ironically enough, I just spent those years going to school to learn how to work in a school before I go back to school to then run a school.

As I approach my last days of school, I have taken a lot of time to look back and appreciate how fast my 3 years at Millersville have been. I’ve joined many organizations and rose up as a leader and member. Her Campus has been an integral part of my life. Many girls have come and gone but it has always been a love of mine. I’ve liked to write since high school and finding Her Campus was a way to keep that part of me alive. It also gave me some of my best friends when I struggled to find them as a transfer. I wouldn’t be president without my editor in chief, Alexandra. She has been the best roommate and my favorite person to watch true crime with. I wouldn’t be president without my predecessor Jenna who forced me to take over and run. I wouldn’t be president without all the girls who relied on me to step up and help. I wouldn’t be president without finding Her Campus.

As I finish my year, I know that my last day of school at Millersville will be May 5th, 2022 at 12:00pm. I know that the world is coming for me, but the world is not ready for me.

HCXO Always,

Cecilia Arvelo

Class of 2022

Cecilia Arvelo

Millersville '22

Cecilia is a Senior at Millersville University. She is a Secondary Education major concentrated in Social Studies. In her free time, she loves to read, watch movies, drive around and explore. She loves writing for Her Campus, being a part of Campus Trendsetters, and exploring all of Her Campus's opportunities.
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