Saturday, July 6, 2013

College Paraphernalia

Yes, that is the only time I've ever used that word. Any way...

I'm assuming that most people have collected lots of random items from their college days. The most obvious would be T-shirts. I have four traditional Dartmouth shirts, one Winter Carnival shirt, one Dartmouth Ultimate shirt (my dad started the team there), and God knows how many Theta shirts (see some pictured here). I have a coffee mug that acts as a piggy bank. A pennant used to grace the wall of my dorm room and now is packed away in some box at home. I have a sticker on my car. My yearbook is on my night stand. The list goes on and on.

I suppose we have these things because our college days definitely help define who we're going to be as adults. I certainly became a different person between the time I graduated from high school and when I graduated from college (for the better, thank God). I think we hold on to those memories because they were also such fun times (well, for most of us, I like to think). I met some of my best friends in college; I still keep in touch with them. If I ever were to have amnesia or Alzheimer's, I'm pretty sure I'd still retain the college memories.

But we must remember not to live our lives in the past! I refuse to believe that those college days were the best times of my life and that it's all downhill from here. NO! I am onto bigger and better things, and I have already made so many new, fun memories, and will continue to do so, with or without my alma mater involved!

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