The One Love That Got Away

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” – Dr. Seuss

I enjoy spending time at home and all don’t get me wrong, but since I enrolled in school at Michigan State University in June of 2011, I have spent 42 out of the 51 months with the love of my life. However, in those 9 months, I miss her 95% of the time, the other 5% I don’t has to be the first few days of every visit home with family until I start saying to myself everyday, “I can’t wait to get back to her”. I know I can’t be the only one out there missing someone so maybe this will help you get by. So for those people going through some withdrawals of their own, hopefully this post brings a smile to your face!

I miss being able to wake up and walk downstairs knowing you’ll always be the same, never ever changing. The texts, the Facetimes, the Snapchats, none of them are the same but for the time being it does the job. I miss being able to go out and about and make myself comfortable as if I lived there. Being able to watch Suits, Game of Thrones or even the late night on demand sessions together in the living room until we fell asleep. Not being told by my parents I can’t see you, I have to come home, I can’t do this, I can’t do that, I need to grow up, or clean the house. I don’t need to tell you I’m leaving for the weekend you just know if you don’t see me I left town. Waking up at 6AM on a tailgate day knowing you were up all night waiting to see my shiny face ready to roll! Getting dressed up together and making plans with your best friends Rick, Dublin, Harper, Shark, Riv, Woody, and Crunchy week after week. While most nights we always hit it off we occasionally had our differences where I just couldn’t handle them and needed a break. How could I forget the times we ditched them to go see Conrad, Menna or Panchero, those were the nights I’ll never forget! Whether it was driving, scooting or walking to class together, you always looked beautiful and knew how to make me smile! I didn’t choose you; I just took one look at you and then there was no turning back. If I have it my way, I will visit you whenever I possibly can in hope you accept me with open hands. It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.

To the roommates I’ve had, the friends I’ve made, the freedom I had, the social life I lived, the memories I made and a campus better than any, I love you East Lansing and that will never change! “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” -Loretta Young

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