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Some Final Thoughts

Kellyann Palm, C'22

My Parents

It only feels right to reflect on my last semester at the Mount in my very last blog post. I have enjoyed being able to actually document my last semester here and share it with all of you. As I’ve talked about before, my last semester has been a little bit of a doozy. I have definitely struggled with the idea of moving on from college. I have enjoyed my time so much and change can be very difficult, however, I have made the most of my last semester.

I feel proud of myself for living out my last semester to its fullest potential. I don’t think I really said no to anything, honestly. I ate at every dinner, I splurged at every shopping spree, I sang on every car ride, and I constantly laughed with my best friends every single day. There is nothing I cherish more than the time spent with the people I love the most. This semester, I made it my priority to be able to spend as much time as possible with my friends while we still only live a hop away from each other.

School can be really overwhelming. It tests the type of person you are and how much stress you can take. Education should be taken very seriously. However, schoolwork will always be there. I take pride in the work I do for my classes, but I take even greater pride in the memories I have made here.

My advice to any incoming seniors is: do it. Go out with your friends on a Monday night to get crappy Mexican food. Go shopping and spend too much money on things you might not need. Go to the concert of the group you might not even know that well. Do everything you want to and everything you’re dragged to. Live your live to the absolute fullest and have no regrets. One day soon, you’re going to get your cap and gown in the mail. You’re going to start a new job with unfamiliar faces. You’re going to be watching your memories be boxed up into a U-Haul as you start your next adventure. So, do it, make the most of the time you have right now. Your college experience may be coming to an end, and you can’t control that. However, you can control the quality of the memories you’ll hold on to for the rest of your life.

Kellyann Palm, C'22