What an eventful school year this has been.
We have gained headway in our fight against the ever-looming threat of budget cuts which, if unchecked, could reduce the system of higher education to mere ribbons. We’ve lost ground as well. We’ve procrastinated until the last few hours before a class to manifest an essay due that period. We’ve written letters to our legislature, made phone calls, partied our asses off, and studied them off as well. We’ve done great things and learned new things.
We’ve lost one of the most caring, adept advocates for higher education in Nevada, Dr. Milton Glick. May he rest in peace. May we never forget the example that he set. May we honor his life as we continue on at the University of Nevada, Reno.
We have celebrated. We have mourned. We might have also done a few things that we aren’t too proud of, but we’ve not allowed them to give us pause. After all, isn’t learning the purpose of attending a university?
For me, this semester has marked many new beginnings. I’ve ended a tedious housing contract (to which I was previously and most inconveniently tied to), moved into a new place of residence, starred in an independent film, and if I may admit it, I’ve overcome my anxiety of writing in a public forum. Writing as the sex-blogger has been more of an enjoyable experience than I’d originally imagined. I had a great deal of fun interacting with my readers, taking suggestions from friends and strangers on what to write about, perusing the furtive side of the Internet, and exploring the world of luxury romantic items to share with an audience to which I have much gratitude.
For those of you who have praised me, I have the utmost gratitude. To those who have criticized my tenure at Insight, I thank you as well. My experiences this semester have taught me more than you know.
I would like to thank Nikki Grey and Jay Brissenden for their service as the ever-busy brains behind Insight‘s web platform. Never have I enjoyed group meetings more than those held by these two. They always kept things interesting. They inspired many of us, and guided us, all the while encouraging the bloggers to express themselves. They were understanding and caring editors and I feel that is something to be commended. Jay, and Nikki, you are great. I wish you all the best on the road ahead.
I’m not sure what comes for me after this, nor for us as a collective of student voices. If my readers take anything from my writing, I hope that it is the idea that we should be open to new experience, observant of history, and willing to examine ourselves in order to proceed in life’s journey with a playful smile. There is much to laugh and rejoice about in this world. I hope that you will never forget that. Never forget the opportunities that lead the life of yours, and to feel alive when taking those chances.
I hope that I haven’t become too sappy.
I guess I just have a lot of feelings.
Anyway, I have finals, so it was nice knowing all of you. Carry on, undergrads. Congratulations, graduates. Go forth and kick all types of ass. I hope you’ll stay in touch.