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April 29, 2007 9:02 PM

So Long Berkeley - I Will Miss You!

I can’t believe the semester is really coming to an end. I’m so excited to graduate because it is such a huge accomplishment and I am really looking forward to the next chapter in my life, but it is a little bittersweet. I feel like I have finally found myself here in Berkeley and have it all down (managing my time, studying for midterms, taking advantage of what UC Berkeley has to offer besides an incredible education, spending time with friends and experiencing new things) and now it is over. I never imagined all that I would experience here at Cal, it was much more than I expected and honestly some of the best years of my life.

If I could do it all over again, there isn’t much I would change. It would be nice to have the wisdom I have now when I was freaking out about an O-Chem or a math midterm, but that’s life. I think I would have also gotten involved in various extracurriculars earlier on instead of just focusing on school. Even though I highly value my education, there is much more that this campus has to offer and it has enriched my experience so much. In fact, I was just talking to my housemate about all the unique opportunities UC Berkeley students have, like hearing all sorts of famous and influential people give talks on campus. If I could give one word of advice, it would be to not get caught up in school work. Not that I don’t think grades are important (because I definitely do) but I think there is so much more to life than a good grade. Try to seek out every opportunity you can to enrich your experience here.

I have met so many incredible people, learned so much (inside the classroom and out) and grown as a person. I want to thank UC Berkeley, CNR and all the people who have touched my life for the past four years. It has been an amazing experience. Even though I will miss Cal and all the people that have made it so special to me, I am eager to move forward. This summer I plan on traveling through Europe, camping, spending time in Tahoe, wakeboarding, spending time with friends and family and doing everything my heart desires. Then in August I will be moving down to Long Beach for grad school and the dietetic internship. I am looking forward for what the next chapter in my life has to bring.


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