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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Senior farewell: Not goodbye, see you soon

Caution: This article contains multiple bad words, such as “goodbye,” “farewell,” “I’m going to miss you” and so on. Reader discretion is advised.

OK, so maybe that is just me being dramatic. But in all seriousness, the following opinion is by far one of the toughest I’ve ever had to write. 

In the next few weeks, I will be saying goodbye to some of the most talented, funny, ratchet and overall important people in my life, as graduation approaches. As I reflect on my time here at Central, especially the time I’ve spent working for The Observer, it amazes me how everyone I’ve come to hold so dear to me were merely strangers not long ago. But now I can’t even imagine what my life would be like if I had never met them, though I don’t doubt it would be significantly quieter and definitely more boring.

To Brooke: It was by chance that we were dorm room neighbors, but it was our choice to become best of friends, and that is something I am truly grateful for. It is because of you that I can no longer say “Rice Crispies” correctly, and now every time I see anything with Winnie the Pooh on it, you’re the first person I think of. You’ve seen me at my best, as well as my absolute worst, and you’ve stuck with me every step of the way. I cannot possibly thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me.

To Miss Cierra: You are one of the best friends I could ever ask for. Since we’ve known each other since preschool, I can’t even begin to mention all the random and funny memories I have with you. Not to mention, I can’t really name any that I wouldn’t embarrass myself with. I wish we could’ve hung out more this year, but I’m sure we can remedy that when we’re home for the summer. Also, I have no doubt you’re going to become a great doctor someday.

To Hilldaddy: I sat down by you on the first day of classes freshman year, because you looked like the smart kid in class. I had no idea that I was actually sitting next to my future best friend. You are the only person who knows just how awkward and weird I am, but I’ve come to understand that it’s because you’re just as weird as me, which is awesome. So here’s to the future, and all the dancing, laughing and embarrassing memories that are yet to come.

And finally, my Observer peeps. Oh goodness, where to start? With the abundant amount of time we spend in the newsroom, you guys have literally become a second family to me. I didn’t know it was possible for one room to contain so many talented people until I came to The Observer. You all are starships, and I have no doubt that you will fly to some pretty amazing places someday.

Danny, if I know anything about rap music, it is because of you. I hope more than anything that after you leave here, you keep dancing and continue to do you, boo boo. I only hope to someday have another boss as awesome as you because you’ve definitely set the bar high. I’ve learned so much from working with you, and for that, I thank you. Also, try not to get any BBQ stains on your white T-shirt.

NetNet, working with you this year has been one for the books. From quoting movies, to making dirty jokes out of just about anything, you best believe we are going to keep in touch. I’m going to miss you, and don’t be surprised if I text you on Sundays asking about issue planners.

Santos, I huevo you! You are absolutely one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and I’m so grateful to have gotten to know you better this year. I know you are going to accomplish something great in life. PJ, I don’t know if you know this, but you are definitely someone I look up to. The hard work and dedication you put into everything you do is truly inspiring. I know you will achieve any dream you have.

Chloe, you didn’t think I’d forget to mention you, did you? Having you as a friend has meant so much to me. You told me your name means “full of life,” and I think it fits you perfectly. I’m going to miss seeing you every day, and I hope you know that I’m always here for you.

To the rest of my Observer ratchets, don’t think for one second that I’ve forgotten about you guys. You can all expect handwritten letters from me detailing just how much I love you guys. Seriously, I’ve already picked out the cards.

So in closing, I’m not going to say goodbye to you guys, instead I say “see you later.”

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