I never thought I would say “I miss college,” but lately, I found myself thinking back to my days on commuting/rushing to class, studying til the wee hours of the morning, cramming for a test, struggling to finish projects, gluing letters to posters, panicking when I thought I had misplaced my flash drive…. I could go on and on. But as I wake up to go to work in the morning, besides my initial thoughts of “being an adult is so overrated,” I’ve been following the statement lately with: “I miss college”
Luckily enough for me, I now live about 15 minutes away from my school and it’s also on my way to work in the mornings. I decided to visit my alma mater last week and today, actually, to “give back” to a place where I spent a great deal of time (and money!).
After visiting my former professors, I was walking past the Office of Residence Life and remembered my first days at Chatham University.
I had bought a Subway gift card to give away and thought “this would be the perfect place to leave this!”
Even though it’s against the rules to post anything without permission, I posted the gift card on the board anyway. Hopefully they don’t track me down and fine me!
My visit today was inspired by a fellow “instagrammer” — @sandehhh03 posted a picture of treats she left for students in the library, so I did the same!
I took some sweet treats to Chatham’s J K Mellon Library and left them in random places for some hardworking girls to find. Much to my liking/dismay, there were hardly any people around. That’s nice when you’re trying to be secretive, but then who will get a treat? Maybe it’s Spring Break, so hopefully when the ladies get back, they’ll be back to studying and find awesome stuff waiting for them in the library.
As always, I love spreading kindness. It brightens my day and hopefully the recipient’s day too! It feels good to have made it through college, graduated, and able to give back “in my own way” (instead of monetarily contributing as an alumna)— I have officially achieved alumna status!
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