McLenon reflects on BU college career

For those among us who will be graduating, our entire lives have led to this moment. We are faced with the question of what comes next. Some of us will find jobs, some of us will find careers. Others will continue their educations, while some will move home with mom and dad and wonder why they were ever in such a hurry to get out of college.

I can still remember moving into Gessner Hall and having to say to goodbye to my family as they left me to what would be my home for four years. At that moment I had no idea what was in store for me. That feeling was a bit scary, but ultimately exciting. I find myself experiencing these same feelings today.

During numerous interviews in the past few months I have been asked the question of where I see myself in 10 years. Each time I had a different answer. For being a goal-oriented person, I should be alarmed by the fact that I really have no idea of where I want to be or what I want to have accomplished in the next 10 years. However, I find it amazingly exciting that I really have no direction right now. I have a good job and an apartment waiting for me. But other than that, I haven’t really given any thought to the future.

Did I do everything possible to prepare myself for the world? There is no way to answer this questions. The one thing that I am sure of is that I have grown as a person during my four-year stint in Baldwin. I think of all of the experiences that have made me the person that I am today, I realize that the most important lessons that I learned came from mistakes that I made or from times when I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new

We each had different reasons for coming to college, but no matter our reason for devoting four years of our life to Baker, the fact remains that that time is over. It doesn’t feel possible that four years have passed. I want to leave you with a quote that has been with me for the past four years. It is by author Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon?”