Graduating college is a weird feeling. Although I’m not actually graduating until May, the experience of my last college semester won’t be a traditional one. I moved out of Austin about a week and a half ago, so the time has come for me to say goodbye to my sweet college town. I’m in a bit of denial I’m not going to be here in the spring.
This city has been the best place to call home during my college years. I honestly can’t imagine going to college in any other place, and feel a little bad for anyone who hasn’t had the Austin college experience. I mean, can you say that you went to college in the live music capital of the world? I didn’t think so.
My favorite thing about Austin is that it’s a growing city, which creates a conducive environment for learning, creating, and of course, growing. Most people are familiar with the “Keep Austin Weird” tagline, and I believe it’s an amazing expression of this city- a city that encourages you to be the truest version of yourself without fear.
I was born in Austin, (literally born a Texas Longhorn) but grew up in small town/suburb just outside of Houston. Moving to the heart of a true city at 18 was terribly nerve-wracking. Austin became my home, and my time here in college has given me the most wonderful experiences, memories and friends I will cherish forever.
Thank you for being home, Austin. Here’s to new cities and new adventures.