December 12, 2011

Farewell, until we meet again

Dear NCC,

Well, we've officially broken off our relationship with each other.  I wish I could say that it was an easy break-up, but honestly it hurt to leave you.  It was your fault you know, but I don't blame you for being more expensive than I can handle right now.

I just wanted to know that the time I spent you seriously rocked.  Really, last year was awesome.  I had a great time living in Peter and Paul and getting to know some of the most amazing people in Naperville.  We had some fun times... movie nights with a bunch of people crowded in the small rooms, holding raids on rooms (like the time a group of us dragged most of Maddy and Monique's things out into the hallway), dance parties in the laundry room/lounge in the basement, having a big movie night in Ali's room the night of the blizzard before heading out to go to the park in the middle of a white out, creating random dance videos... and many more great times.

The stuff I did outside of dorm life was pretty awesome as well.  Getting to help out with "The Phantom of the Opera" in the fall and "Elephant's Graveyard" in the spring, working in admissions for winter term with my super cool admissions buddies, working for events like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Vienna Boys Choir, getting to be part of the College Scholars program and meeting all the wonderful people involved with it (especially Professor Hamalis) and going to events like the retreat, free dinners at the nice restaurants in town and the winter chocolate party.

We even had a bit of a summer romance... I saw you a couple of times a week while I worked in admissions, gave tours and tried to persuade people to come to school here as we died in the heat.  And the summer mailing... I think it was 19,000 envelopes that we labeled and stuffed.  It was insane, but so much fun.

This year you weren't as kind to me with the scheduling, I was more stressed out than last year, but we still had a good time.  Living on Seybert 3rd at North End *North End!* with the awesome people from Peter and Paul and other places that we'd dragged in to live with us.  Going to see Breaking Dawn at midnight, running up and down the halls and getting yelled at by 2nd floor, attending the Sesquicentennial Homecoming festivities... I have some very good memories of those times.

But for every thing there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun.  We just weren't meant to be together any longer, and so our paths have parted.  I don't hold it against you, and I hope we can still be friends.  I do plan on visiting you very often.  As for what lies in my future now... I'm not really that sure, but looking back over my brief past with you, I can say with certainty that you played a large part in shaping who I am today and I will always remember you with great fondness.  Who knows, maybe we'll get back together again some day. Even if we don't, you'll always be the school I love.

Sincerely yours,