As a cross-country runner for Centre College this
fall, I moved in a few days earlier than all the other freshmen in the class of
2013. This by no means limited the amount of stress I felt during my last day
at home, though.
I live in Ithaca, New York—a good 10-12 hour drive by car to Danville, Kentucky.
The day of my moving away (we split it up into two days) was one of
chaos. I spent more time packing and arranging stuff in a way I saw fit
(even though right now I can’t find some of the stuff I had “brilliantly”
organized!) than actually driving on the Friday I left.
In many ways, there was too much happening in my house, my car, and my room, to
even think about or accept my final day living at home. Some friends stopped
by, the neighbors made a trip over, and we were off.
I felt excitement for a new beginning, but also sadness because I knew I was
leaving behind my home and friends and routines for something new. I had
officially moved out. What I felt the most though, was an eagerness to learn—and an enthusiasm for my new future here at Centre!