Senior Goodbyes: What team? Wildcats!!!!!!!


Jared Galanti

Well I guess this is it. As a senior who is graduating in just a couple weeks, I want to take some time to reflect on my college experience.

Looking back at myself going into my freshman year I thought I knew what the college experience would be. Meeting new people, staying up late with no adult supervision and finally having the freedom to make my own decisions. I was excited to start this chapter of my life.

However, looking back, most of what I thought about college was wrong. It took me over a year  to finally find people in which I felt I was comfortable sharing my life with. Once I did that I thought everything would fall right into place.

Then my life came to a screeching halt. A once in a generation pandemic rocked the entire world and forced me to not be able to make the connections I wanted. Then my dad passed away from liver cancer. However, I had a group of people who helped me through and to them I am forever grateful. 

I do have regrets of what I could have done during my time at CWU. I wished I would have put myself out in the place of the unknown instead of keeping myself in my various rooms. I wish I would have put forth the effort to explore new hobbies and meet new people with similar interests that I had. If I could go back in time to when I first set foot on CWU’s campus I would have made at least 20 different decisions then I did over these last four years.

However, there are decisions I have made that I don’t regret and will look back on as the best decisions of my life. I have met people who I will consider friends for life and I have had experiences I will never forget.