Thank You, UNC

Yesterday was my LLDOC (last, last day of class) at UNC. It’s been an amazing four years that have been filled with laughs, tears, and everything in between. Today marks exactly 2 weeks before my graduation from UNC. There are so many emotions and thoughts going on right now, but one thing is clear, I’m not ready to leave.

During my senior year of high school, I had no idea where I wanted to go to college. I had originally planned on going to art school in a big city like New York or Chicago, but in the end, UNC was the best choice for me. After my dad passed away earlier that year, I needed to be closer to home, and UNC would give me the quintessential college experience.

Since then, these last four years have flown by. I’d like to thank UNC for some of the best years of my life. It’s been a whirlwind and I’m sad to see my time here come to a close, but I’ll cherish all these memories for the rest of my life.

Thank you for providing us with such a beautiful campus. There is no better sight than a bright Carolina blue sky over UNC’s campus.

Thank you for providing me with an exceptional education. The School of Media and Journalism has given me the skills and knowledge to succeed in my future career and the “real world.”

Thank you for making a difference in the world. From autism to HIV, UNC is a leading research university that is working to create a better world.

Thank you for Carolina basketball. I can’t even explain how amazing it feels for my team to have won the national championship during my senior year. And of course, thank you for my namesake, Michael Jordan.

And to end this blog post, I’ll leave you with the most overused Instagram caption for any photo related to UNC.

”Without even noticing, UNC seeps into your pores. By junior year, she’s in your blood. You can’t remember a time when you didn’t have moments on campus where you lose your breath for a second and all you can think is, ‘Wow, I love this place.’ …And then UNC tells you to leave. And it hurts.” – Elyse Ashburn

Thank you, UNC for giving me something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

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