To Ole Miss-
Since the day I first set foot on campus I could feel this place was special. I felt at home in a place 1,000 miles away from the only kind of life I knew. I promise throughout your experience you will feel more alive and present than ever. I learned more about myself this year than I ever thought I would. Ole Miss has given me a whole new love for SEC football, Mexican food, changing seasons, cowboy boots, southern hospitality, and most of all Oxford, Mississippi. My biggest advice: do something really scary. Take a huge risk. Make a big change. DO IT. Even if that means having to move across the country to a whole new place.
I haven't forgiven you for the power outages during dead week or the lack of hot water on game days. That's what made Crosby our home. The dirty showers will never really get clean but I survived. This past year I was never really alone, because there was always a familiar face just down the hall. At first, I was nervous to move into my own little shoebox, but 9 months later I can't imagine not waking up in my little bed ever again. Front row parking was always such a joy, late night trips to the POD.. and always running out of flex. Shoutout to Shop Cros for always coming in clutch when I was broke and needed to sell my clothes for money. Despite popular belief the kitchen really does work, and meal prep isn't as hard as it looks. Crosby 7th floor brought me my closest friends and I will be forever grateful for that.
To the Levee-
I loved you. I paid the $10 covers. I hated you. I avoided you. I returned for taco night. I cried in your bathroom on multiple occasions. I spent my monthly allowance in a weekend with you. You were the first place to welcome me in Oxford and my freshman home. I will never forget the many many Thursday nights I spent with you. Thank you for accepting me in my t-shirts and never judging my poor lack of effort put into my outfit. I may be moving on to bigger and better bars but you will always have a special place in my heart (and my wallet.)
To my Roommate-
First off, I am so sorry that I snore when I get sick and I type really loud. Sharing a room with another person is never easy but a laid back roommate is practically the jackpot in college. Thanks for never judging my late night snacking or my poor sleeping habits first semester. I am loud, difficult, and moody in the mornings but you always seem to tolerate me. I will never forget when I woke up to those donuts or when I fell off my bed, twice. Thank you for living with me and making 333 the best room ever.
To my Family-
I could never thank you guys enough for giving me the opportunity to come to Ole Miss. It hasn't been easy being 14 hours away from home but I know if I ever needed you that you would be on a plane in a second. Being the baby in the family I know it was tough to have the last one go off to school but you did it with pride. I know it's not Memphis but you still supported my decision and cheered on the Rebs! Thank you for making my dream a reality and going above and beyond to make it happen. I wouldn't be here without you guys and I can't thank you enough.
To my Friends-
When I first got to Ole Miss I didn't really feel like myself until I found y'all. When I look back on this past year, I couldn't imagine doing it with anybody else. We were lucky enough to meet in early August and experience this whole year together. Thank you guys so much for being a shoulder to cry on and helping me get through this long year. Moving away from home is never easy, but with you guys by my side it wasn't too bad. I can't wait for another year with you and to see what is next for us. Thank you for the good days, the bad days, the early mornings, and the late nights. I'm so glad I found people who are always down for cookout at 3am and who encourage me to make bad decisions. Oxford might be kinda boring sometimes and just too small but it brought me the most amazing friends in the world. And for that I will be forever grateful.