Remember when that was a thing? So I got a pleasant email this morning from 18-year-old me. It’s refreshing to know that I no longer type like that, ha. In all seriousness, it’s actually comforting to know that I have accomplished as much as I did the past four years. Here’s to the future.
So you’re done with UT, hm? That’s pretty awesome. As an 18 year old now, not even in college, I can merely toy with the idea of being a college student. I hope you haven’t made any horrible choices. A drink or two’s okay, but I hope you haven’t felt like what a hangover feels…or gotten pregnant. Ha, that’d be bad. Mom would disown you. Anyway, I hope that you have a set intern/job/money flow established by now. Or have you changed plans and applied to some grad schools already? Taking a year break in-between? Still interested in Engineering? I also hope you didn’t break off any ties from old friends, like the ones in the NE. Facebook should be a pretty good connecting site, though. On a related note, I hope you met new friends, too. If you have not met 50 new people within 4 years’ time, I don’t know what to say.
Hm, recently your old you has been struggling with picking out colleges, if you still remember that. I hope you are still proud of your decision of going to UT. And look at that! You’re about to graduate, too! (Right?) Hope you did awesome on your exams, because APs are owning right now. :[ Yeah, remember Stat and Calc? Lolsy. Physics next week, too. Super lolsy.
Anyway, just wanted to try this thing out for the first time ever. I’ve been meaning to do it, but just never got around to it. I hope you don’t remember about it (until now), even though you do tend to remember the insignificant things in life…
So graduation. Your old you is graduating in 16 school days which also translates to 23 total days. Your old you hasn’t gone through the traumatizing thought that everyone’s leaving. Sure, most will be going to UT so it’ll be like another WW fest, but there are others who are going out-of-state, too. Your old you thinks she’s going to cry at graduation, but we’ll see how that turns out, too. I’m sure you’re going through that now, too, but on a larger scale? Please be sure to keep in touch with the people who you care dearly about. There aren’t many people like that in the world :]
You’ll be off soon doing amazing things. Be proud of yourself for getting this far!
18-year old Rebecca