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.
…and I miss the smell of King Street when these were cooking.
And while we’re on the subject, I miss Boone food.
I miss that feeling when winter or spring break started…
I miss the wind on Grandfather Mountain, & how it made you look like this:
I MISS CLASS CANCELLATION EMAILS SO MUCH
I also miss the 15-minute rule, even though I’m still not sure that’s a real thing
I miss my Subaru having Subaru friends wherever it went
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
I miss being around friends constantly, and that feeling that there were always new friends to be made.
I miss turning around & gasping at the view.
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.
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.