Minneapolis and Me

Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'm not too sure who my audience is at this point (or if I even have one), but this post is probably of more interest to people who know me.

I know this is supposed to be a blog about Daejeon, but it's also a blog about me. And hey, I'm not in Daejeon yet, so why not write a bit about college and Minneapolis! I just moved back to my parents house this past week, and after 5 years in Minneapolis, I think it's worthy of some attention.

For those of you who don't know, I graduated this spring from the University of Minnesota with a BA, double majoring in Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese) and Mathematics. The homestretch was pretty rough in regards to my math classes, but I survived somehow.

Anyway, don't get me wrong, there were definitely some enjoyable classes and professors at school, especially within the Japanese department. But with that said, I think the thing that really made my college experience special was all the different people that I met. Without you, college would have been pretty lame. Unfortunately, if I tried to call out everybody here in list form, I think it would get pretty long. So, I'm just going to have to give everybody a blanket thank you very much.

However, there is one thing I'd like to address. As you may or may not know (and most of you probably don't, I didn't talk about it much), I was pretty down on myself for a couple of months this past winter. Anyway, in light of that, I made it my New Years Resolution to make my final college semester better and happier than the one that preceded it. (I even wrote a Facebook note about it, if you feel inclined to read it.) And through this spring and summer, I feel confident in saying that I succeeded in my goal. I have all of the awesome people that I hung out with to thank for that. So, if you spent any time with me this past semester or during summer, thanks for making me laugh, smile, or just keeping me company. I needed it, I really appreciated it, and I feel a lot better now than I did during the winter.

Mmm...yeah, that was a bit sappy, but whatever. I hope somebody reads this and it brightens up their day a bit.

Again, thanks! Til next time...


Ivan Brugere said...

yeah dude... and just when i'm heading back to the Cities.

Anonymous said...

Just make sure to post lots of pictures when you get there!

This is Lorna, by the way!