When I'm gone...

by Katie Ann in , ,


My anthem for the last month of school has been the "Cups (When I'm gone)" song from Pitch Perfect because it completely encapsulates the transitional phase of my life right now.  This Sunday I graduate from college and my life after graduation will be the most exhilarating yet terrifying phase so far.  I have absolutely no idea what I am going to do and am moving back in with my parents - definitely not where I thought I was going to be right now.  My idea I had for my life after school is no longer very practical or creatively fulfilling for me anymore and I while I would have been great at it, I just don't have the drive I had for it four or even eight years ago.  So instead I'm going to move back home, get some odd jobs here and there, and figure out what is next for me.

All great things must come to an end and "Cups" really made me realize what a great thing I've had here at Wheaton.  On one hand Wheaton is screaming at me "You're going to miss me when I'm gone" and on the other hand I'm screaming that right back.  This place has been such a blessing in my life and I've learned more about relationships, academics, and my dreams in the last four years here than ever before. While my future might be unclear, the type of person I want to be in the future is extremely evident to me.

As I leave this great place and phase of my life I want to invite you, my friends, and my family to join me on what is going to happen next and ask for your prayers and support.

"I sure would like some sweet company..."