15 things you REALLY learn at App State is, by far, my best-read blog post ever. It’s gotten about 10,400 views, which is nothing for “real” bloggers but a ton for me. Most of those views came after I graduated, so I thought I’d follow up with a few of the thousands of things I’ve missed about Appalachian since I left.

I miss the smell of the Stadium lot on game day, even when I wasn’t going to the game.

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…and I miss the smell of King Street when these were cooking.

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And while we’re on the subject, I miss Boone food. 

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I miss that feeling when winter or spring break started…

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I miss the wind on Grandfather Mountain, & how it made you look like this: 

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I MISS CLASS CANCELLATION EMAILS SO MUCH 

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I also miss the 15-minute rule, even though I’m still not sure that’s a real thing 

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I miss my Subaru having Subaru friends wherever it went

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I miss that thing where a new restaurant opened & people just stormed the gates like crazy people…then promptly forgot about it and started hating chain restaurants again

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I miss being around friends constantly, and that feeling that there were always new friends to be made. 


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I miss turning around & gasping at the view. 

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 And of course I miss this lady, and I feel bad because, while she knew my name, and the name of all my friends, I never asked for hers. 

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But in all honesty, 

I love my life.

& I love my job.

& I love everything Appalachian prepared me to have.

Don’t dread graduation. This was the whole point — to make you ready for what was to come.

 

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