Countdown Until Graduation!

I feel like the past four months have truly flown by. Time will never slow down when you need it to the most. There have been moments lately when all I wanted was time to hurry up, go faster so class could end and I can take nap during my busy day, or so I can have more time to finish my essay.

And yet there have plenty more moments when I wanted time to slow down so I can enjoy the little things, whether it’s walking downtown eating a waffle cone from Kilwin’s, catching up with a friend in the middle of the Pine Grove, or enjoying my daily morning prayer with God. I wish time could stop for those small moments.

Sometimes we get lost in the hustle and bustle of our daily routines at school because we are constantly doing something or having to go somewhere else. This semester has been the busiest for me (naturally since I am a senior and I am taking 20 credits while also being an RA no less), and I have found that it has been hard to just stop and enjoy those moments.

I only have less than 30 days here on campus as a Hope student before I become a Hope alumnae (!!), which is crazy because I feel like it wasn’t too long ago when I was arriving into Holland for my freshman year. I was so excited for the next four years and the memories that would come along each day, each semester, each year. I will most likely write another post (my last!) in the next few weeks, but it will be hard to try to put into words how grateful I am for the past four years here at Hope, how I have changed for the better.  I have a quote above my desk from the great poet/activist Maya Angelou that reads: 

“The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” 

The horizon is almost in sight, and I am eager to take those first few steps into this new change in my life, in what will lead to a better future.

Me with my graduation cap on

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Published by Marisela Meraz

Hello! My name is Marisela, but everyone knows me by Mari. I am a senior at Hope majoring in English with an emphasis on writing and minoring in French. I am also part of the Theta Gamma Pi Sorority on campus. In my free time, I enjoy baking, taking photos, watching Netflix, and making music playlists for my friends. I am so excited to share my Hope experiences with you all!

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