No, college wasn't years ago; it's not a gleam of my life that once was and I now look back on in remembrance. It is real and it is now. But, as I sit at home this summer, I just think back at everything I love about college. True: doing some of the school work is kind of a bummer. There are many classes that will never help me in the future, but that's life.
The freedom in college is great. No parents to stop you, no rules to abide by, and no obstacles to stand in your way. But honestly, who cares? I would rather have no freedom and all my friends than the alternative. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy my independence, but it's my friends that make everything so fun. Everyone is so goofy and outgoing, and I have yet to regret a moment with them. If there is someone that I wish it avoid-- I can. It's a big school. But all these girls aren't people to flee from, but rather to run TO. (ugh, I feel icky for ending that in a preposition, but you get the point. haha)
We have times that speak for themselves. We have made future plans (yes, emily, this includes you. 10 years from now :] ) and plans for the present. We have the bond of sisters but without the drama (usually). We don't judge each other by our majors, life choices, or hometowns. Friendship is a place where one can be themselves no matter what. I miss calling them when I'm bored to hang out, running to walmart at midnight to spend money we don't have, and hitting up waffle house late at night to get some cheap (crappy) coffee.
Of course, we all have friends at home. Duh. But there's something different about when you're at college. I have yet to figure out what that is, but I can feel it. These are the cliché friends that we will know "forever no matter what" and that makes me happy :)
I love you girls with all my heart and I can't wait to see you all again! Celebratory dinner at Manpuku that Friday night? Yes, it is a must! I will see you all in a month; get ready!