Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Every year, right when the leaves start to change, I start to get this little pit in the bottom of my stomach and a little lump in the back of my throat. Nostalgia is the technical term for it. Basically, I realize that I'm getting older and the things that I once loved to do are now a thing of the past.

This year nostalgia is hitting me with 1000 bricks at once... This is my last year. Next year I will be off at college, not at home carving pumpkins with the family, raking leaves with my dog, or sipping coffee on the deck with my mom. I still will be home for major holidays, but it won't be the same. I won't be there for the weeks before and I won't be there for the weeks after.

Though I am so so so excited to get started on my own, I'm now understanding why not every high school kid doesn't jump on a five hour plane ride away from mom and dad. I'm starting to get a little nostalgic...

Things I Will Miss
 This is my best friend from kindergarten. We are still best friends today. I will miss seeing her everyday and laughing with her and receiving the perfect BFF advice. Next year will bring hours on this little invention called Skype (whoever invented it deserves a medal!)
 I will miss going to Vikings games to cheer my favorite team on!!! GOOO #28 ADRIAN PETERSON!!! :)
 Every year my dad and I (and sometimes Lily) run the Turkey Trot 5K race on Thanksgiving morning. I'm not sure if I will be able to do this next year, and I will definitely miss it and the training my dad and I do before it.
 I will miss being able to watch my goddaughter grow up. She is about 6 months now and I will miss seeing her beautiful face and seeing her all the time. She brightens my life.
 This is me :) I hopefully will still be able to open presents, but I will miss the weeks in preparation looking for the perfect gifts for my family.
Wasn't I a little fashionista as a kid? :) I will miss playing in the snow with my family and enjoying the cold Minnesota weather (well... actually...)
The person that I still can't accept I won't see everyday: my dog. Lily makes my day one million times better my just being near me. She is the best dog someone could ask for and I will miss her infinitely.
The ying to my yang, peanut butter to my jelly, the Tia to my Tamera... my baby sister. Though we fight a whole lot, I seriously will miss her like crazy. Just thinking about it gets my teary eyed, and once again the person who invented Skype is higher up than Mark Zuckerberg in my eyes.

Okay, onto the happy part. Since it is technically my last fall at home, I put together a bucket list of things I want to do...


  1. Even though you won't be able to spend the holidays with your family and do all the things you're used to, I'm sure you will still find things to enjoy doing with new friends while you're at college. I know it will be hard but the best thing to do is make the best of it and try and keep a good attitude!

  2. found you through so, hi's blog. your blog is super cute. and I really enjoyed this post. I totally hear ya on the nostalgia thing :)

  3. Take it from me, (and I fancy myself an expert, as I am a senior in college.) Growing up is not that big of a deal. I promise that while it might seem scary now, when it comes time, you'll be ready for it. Furthermore, in my experience, college has never inhibited my ability to spend the holidays with my family. You know, in college, you do get breaks and stuff :)

    I go to a college just more than an hour away from my parents. It was the right decision for me, because I was close enough to visit as I wished, yet far enough away that they couldn't just "pop" in unexpectedly.

    Oh and P.S. -- You'll always feel nostalgic about high school


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