A New Normal by Elian Richter

Journal Entry 4

Selfie taken using the reflection in a mirror on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (Photo by Elian Richter)

After today, my college experience will be over. One last zoom meeting and a brief ten minute presentation are all that stand in front of me graduating from UTC. College has been the absolute best time of my life so far and I’m uncertain how to feel about leaving.

Monday, April 20, 2020

 I was never in any hurry to get through school and anyone that knows me knows that I took my sweet time getting to this point. Being forced to finish school at home is something that I would’ve never imagined, it feels incomplete like there’s something missing. I wholeheartedly wish I could go back to the last day of real classes so I could savour the time learning from my favorite professors and laughing with my friends. 

Overall though I’m happy to say that I wouldn’t have done anything different because the decisions I made led me to the amazing friends that I have, absolutely incredible mentors, and hopefully a pretty good jump start into life as a “real” adult.

Screen shot of last class meeting with Rising Rock on Monday, April 20, 2020. (Photo by Elian Richter)

2 thoughts on “A New Normal by Elian Richter”

  1. Dear Elian, I can imagine just how challenging this present situation is for you. If I were your age I would be going a little nuts. As it is I’m a little old lady and more used to a quiet life. I feel for you and all your contemporaries Just remember this to will pass. What doesn’t break us makes us stronger. Love you and thinking of you Nana


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