A Letter to Myself before my Last First Day of College

Dear Kaila,

Wow. Can you even believe that this day has finally come? It’s funny how you thought this was happening at this time last year. You thought you would have graduated in May 2016 like you were supposed to, but that didn’t happen. And thank God it didn’t.

If you graduated on time, you would have missed out on so many opportunities. You would never have added History back as your major. You would never have taken your absolute favorite class ever. You never would have worked with the Omni Parker House. You wouldn’t have figured out what you wanted to do with your life.

You would probably have gone home after graduation, applied for jobs you didn’t want, and realized you messed up. You would have been miserable. You would have been sad. You would have been unmotivated and feeling hopeless.

But now? Now you’re thriving. You feel great. You know exactly what you want to do with your life. You have a plan. All the ups and downs, all the change of majors, all of the days you felt miserable led you back to where you started, a history major. And a happy one at that.

So now what? You’re going to finish your fifth year strong. With all of your closest friends, with an e-board position in the sorority you love so much, with great grades, happy days, and hope. Something you were lacking these past four years.

So here’s to you, Kaila! Super senior year has nothing on you!

I’m so proud of you for doing what is best for you.

Love,
Kaila
8/27/2016

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