Hey, by the way-I’m a strange strange man-nice to meet you!
audrey hepburn loving.
it’s just one of those things you know you’ll miss as soon as you’re gone.
being out with some of your best friends at 3 a.m. in richmond. you’re all simply walking around the manroe park campus, you don’t become anxious because you know you’ll get to cabell library and all of your studying eventually. so you stop by the brandt patio anyway, seeing if anyone you know is chilling on those screechy black metal chairs. always unexpected, you end up meeting new people and singing Old Crow Medicine Show with them as they play their guitar.
you don’t get to be open to that possibility just anywhere in the world. that’s why Richmond is so special to me. it breaks my heart and is incredibly hard for me to think i only have a few days left here. i’m going to miss everything and everyone so much.
it seems like this first year has flown by. seeing who i was in august and how many things have transpired since then literally blows my mind. i have experienced more here then i have anywhere else my whole life. it is just too much for me to fathom at this point.
and even though i’m going away to Maryland, it’s nice to know that the city is always here waiting. it may change a bit while i’m gone and people may become a little distant. but eventually we all come back to each other.
at some point, we are all reunited. we’re all brought back together beneath the vast sky of this amazing city that introduced us so many months ago. where we began, where we have grown, it all simultaneously connects us no matter where we are.
Richmond has brought us together in ways we can’t even appreciate yet and it will continue to draw us back for the rest of our lives. year after year. we will all find Richmond once again, because Richmond-this beautiful, magnificent city-will remain and yearn for every reunion we have.
sometimes all you have to do is leave a place to realize how much you actually love it. and that is exactly what is happening.
i may never stop changing and growing as a person and the city may change forever, as well, but enough will stay the same in my heart for me to always be able to call this place My Home.
to everyone who has made this first year a spectacular journey, for it really was an adventure, i thank you so much and i cannot wait to continue in the fall of 2012 :) happy studying and happy summer!
i’ve got the worst hangover from you.
oh the times we have.
just searching for something worth while.
day1-went exploring richmond with an amazing person and succeeded in evading the police.
day2-stayed up the entire night with one of my best friends just getting crazy and having a blast.
day3-dressed up like a boy with my hall mates and wandered through the halls of my dorm messing with peoples heads.
day4-first class cancelled, food fight in shafer, photoshoot at maymont with some lovely ladies i’m lucky to be friends with & party at a friends apartment.
day5-STILL made it to my 9am, saw so many friends i hadn’t hung out with in a while, two and half hour nap, got to chill with my roomie when she got off early from work.
day6-long and beautiful day at belle aisle with some of the greatest people i’ve ever met in my life, four hour nap, talking and laughing with friends until five in the morning.
day7-my roomie and her boyfriend brought me the most delicious chocolate cake i’ve ever had in my week :)
real friends are truly special and i am lucky for having you. thanks to all of the lovely people who have stuck with me through all my shit. we’ve grown closer because of it all. I LOVE YOU. :D
And now I’m by myself
I’ll only have myself to blame
I get so afraid
And I’ll push you away
I can tell, I’ve seen it time after time