I hate that I’m writing a senior column because that means I’m graduating in a few short weeks and am now saying goodbye and tossing out words of advice to underclassmen who also think graduating is fake. Believe me, I wish that were the case young ones. I’m still in denial.
Here are a few parting words from me, the soon-to-be washed up Bluejay:
Pursue any and every interest. Every door I’ve opened at Creighton has always led to other doors. I’ve never once hit a dead end and I’ve found almost too many passions, which has been problematic in a good way, when trying to figure out what I want to do with life.
You don’t need to know what you’re going to do for the rest of your life. I certainly don’t. I might be under-qualified to give this advice, but think of the real world like Creighton: pursue things you’re interested in until something sticks. That’s how you should take your first step out of the bubble, and the bubbles to follow.
Pursue friendships in all aspects of your life. This is one of my favorite things about Creighton. In every random class I feel like I’ve made a friend and that has absolutely nothing to do with my natural charm; I’m not that friendly. I have been so lucky to meet the friends that I have from all groups and all ends of campus.
Not that I need to say this last thing– you’ll hear it a million times before you leave as I did – but enjoy and appreciate your time. Get to know the faculty, get to know the staff, get to know the kids who sit next to you in class. Make connections, ask questions, grow. You might not feel ready to leave when you’re time comes, but you will be.