The End Is Near

Hi all!

As I sit here writing this blog, it’s hard not to start tearing up.  In just under 3 weeks, I will be walking across the stage to receive my college diploma (EEK!)  I have a ball of emotions lately from sad to excited to nervous to happy.   The past four years have truly been unforgettable and I wouldn’t trade a second of it for anything.

I recently read a blog post “The Real Reason You’re So Afraid To Graduate.”  It addressed how sure you’re scared to graduate and enter the “real world” and you’re going to miss hanging out with your friends all the time.  But it says the real reason that the idea of graduating is so scary is this: “At some point in the past four years, while you were busy giggling from exhaustion as you and your best friends ordered pizza to the library at 2am, this place became your home.”  

This could not be more true about the University of Scranton.  I can honestly call this place my home away from home and I think every student who’s about to graduate from here would agree.

Now, don’t get me wrong I have a lot of exciting things to look forward too as well (I told you my emotions are all over the place.)  Senior Week, an event hosted by the university, is a great time to enjoy the end of the school year and spend more time with friends before we actually have to graduate.  And at graduation, I will finally be able to say that  all my hard work over the past 4 years finally paid off. I am also excited about the next chapter in my life, Grad school.(Lucky for me, I will be staying for graduate school here at the U.)

So, if you are a student reading this, I hope the message you take away is to enjoy every single second of your college years because I have never heard anything more true than “they go by way too fast.”

Have a great week everyone & good luck on all of your finals! 🙂


Ms. Kara R. DeRosa

Hi everyone. My name is Kara DeRosa and I am from Staten Island, NY. Currently, I am in my 5th year as a University of Scranton student in the Occupational Therapy Master's Graduate program. As an undergrad, I was actively involved in the Student Occupational Therapy Association and still currently help out with events as needed. I also participate in intramural sports, as well as various community service events and research groups with OT faculty. I lived on-campus my first 3 years as a student but now live in an off-campus apartment. My younger sister also attends the University of Scranton and is a junior nursing major. Please feel free to comment on my posts with any questions you may have or if you are interested in getting more information about anything! Happy reading :)

One thought on “The End Is Near

  1. You are so right, your time in college goes way too fast. Before I knew it, it had been 10 years since I graduated! Glad you are seeing so early in life that life is short and to take advantage of every day!

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