To my graduating friends

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

To my graduating friends,

You will be okay.

In less than 30 days, you will not be able to swipe into my building, but you will be able to step on that BU seal. I will readily take that picture for you, and I will also force you to do other mundane graduation traditions. When your name is called on that stage and you get your diploma, I will be that obnoxious girl filming it all as I scream over the speaker. I will be so excited for you!

But I will not be able to say goodbye.

Please ignore my unwillingness to make eye contact at the end of that day. When you move out and send me that Snapchat of your desolate room, know that my lack of response is due to my inability to think of what next year will look like without you. At your Graduation Dinner, know that if I only repeat the clichéd, “I cannot believe you graduated!”, it is because I actually cannot fathom it. When I do not utter the words, “I will miss you”, please be aware that it is because I suck at farewells and the amount I will miss you is more than my words can express.

I wish we had met earlier.

Last summer and this year were incredible. You taught me what true friendship can look like, but I wish I had met you sooner. I wish we had more moments of “Oh my god me too!” and more random coffee dates. I wish we had more lazy weekends of homework and baking. (And more gossip sessions to feel guilty about.) However, I am still grateful I met you because my junior year would not have been the same.

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photo credit: CJS*64 Always friends via photopin (license)

I am here now.

You can always come to me when you need to vent about the job hunt; I will have the pizza ready. When you need to celebrate a job offer, I will have the Pink Moscato ready. For everything in between, I will be ready to hear you talk, gush, or cry your feelings out.

You are amazing.

You have got it all under control even if it does not always feel like it. You will finish those projects and have the best last month of college. Do you know why? Because you have made it this far and you will make it all the way.

Thank you for showing up in my life. When I claim to be stoic about anything, please refer to this and remember that I love you.

Hansika

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Hansika Ramchandani

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Hansika Ramchandani is a Junior double majoring in History and International Relations. She loves it when you laugh at all of her [not] funny jokes and accept the fact that she needs yet another cup of coffee.

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