It’s cheezy but it’s true, “Time flies when you’re having fun”. While I wouldn’t consider long nights in the library during exam week, or 35 page paper’s fun I can easily say that collectively my time here at Longwood has been amazing. I can remember the first time I visited the campus. The first time I checked into my dorm. My first time meeting my roommate, our first time eating at D-hall. It’s these memories that make it so hard for me to believe that I’m graduating in May. I still feel like I have so much more to do here at Longwood, more people to meet, new things to try, experiences I haven’t had yet. There’s so much to do and so little time.
Two weeks ago I took part in a right of passage here at Longwood, Convocation. It’s one of the many traditions on this campus. As a Senior you are “capped” by an underclassmen. This underclassmen decorates your mortar board (the graduation cap) with things that represent your time at Longwood. I was capped by one of my dear friends, Amanda Nurmi. We joined the same fraternity (yes fraternity- it’s co-ed) Alpha Phi Omega, a national service organization at the same time. I think that having an underclassmen decorate your cap is a really meaningful part of the tradition - to make bonds with people outside of your graduation class. You end up learning so much from each other.
Convocation is just one of the many traditions at Longwood that I love, and the crazy thing is that even as a Senior I still feel as if I still have so many left to do. So I’m coming up with a Longwood Bucket List. I’ve still got a lot left to do here, and I’m not missing out on anything. From now until May 2013 I’ll be crossing things off this bucket list, It’ll be filled with things that I’ve done and want to do again, things I’ve never done, and suggestions for new students to try out. I’ll be posting the bucket list soon! I’ve got some ideas already and I cant wait to start marking some things off of my list. Keep a look out for it!