The Hardest Goodbyes

Along with graduation, there will come many unwanted and unavoidable goodbyes.

The first will be that one professor. That one professor that has gone out of his or her way to help you too many times to count. That professor that you wouldn’t dare skipping their class because you respect them too much. You have no way of thanking them or telling them how much you appreciated their efforts to assist you through your undergrad. You look up to them, you’ll miss them.

Second will be your squad. Yes, your squad. You know, that group of people that you met freshman year that have seen you at your worst and best. The group of people that know waaaay too much about each other. You can go to them for literally anything. This might arguably be the hardest goodbye. No longer will you be neighbors, a walk away, and there is no way you could ever explain to someone how close you all became.

Third, the best friend. The person who you could never thank enough for putting up with you and your weird tendencies. You admire this person and you’ve spent the better part of your undergrad laughing at whatever life throws at you by their side. Their family is just an extension of your own.  When its time to say goodbye, it’ll hard to imagine life without them their to embarrass you…all the time.

And lastly, Prescott and your old self. Time to move on to bigger and better things. Time for a new adventure. You’ve ultimately grown into yourself in this town and whether you want to admit it or not, you love it and saying goodbye won’t be easy.

Still can’t believe how fast four years went by! I consider myself lucky that I have such hard goodbyes to make. ERAU has truly become a home for me and I know we will meet again.

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Chelsea

About Chelsea

Minor: Physics
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Internships/Co-ops: Undergraduate Research in Fusion Improvement at University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Research: Nuclear Spectroscopy, Senior Thesis
Activities: Women's Soccer team, Society of Physics Students
Competitions and Awards/Honors: Dean's List, CalPac Champs 2012, All-Conference 2013
Favorite Class: Optics/Optics Laboratory, it is a challenging course that allows the student to construct experiments in the way they want to. And you get to play with lasers. Pew pew.
Favorite thing to do in Prescott: Anything outdoors with my friends. Prescott is filled with awesome trails, beautiful landscape and radical people.
In my free time, I… hike, bike, trail runs, draw, slackline, craft, camp, read. I have a cat named Newton, he likes to go on road trips with me.​

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