Marquette, thank you.

Rose Littlefair
Jun 1, 2016 · 2 min read
Photo Credit: Timothy LaRose

I’ve been kind of speechless this past week.

I haven’t really had a whole lot to say. Until today.

Just over a week ago, I reached the milestone I had essentially been preparing for, for my whole life.

I graduated college.

It still sounds so weird when I say that.

I don’t really know how to wrap my head around the fact that one of the most transformational periods of my life is over and done.

Marquette University, the place I called home for four years, gave me the tools to become a strong, independent, and educated woman. It gave me my very best friends, my future bridesmaids, and it gave me the greatest time of my life, one that will certainly never be forgotten.

Photo Credit: Timothy LaRose

I promise you that I’m not going to be stuck in “the good ol’ college days” forever, because that would be absurd. But I can promise that I will be that alum decked out at basketball games, the one that attends alumni weekend in hopes of mingling with all of my former classmates, and yes, I will be that person with the Marquette alumni license plate on my car.

You see, I had never exprienced love until I got to college, and while I didn’t fall in love with a person per se, I can say that I fell in love with a place.

I fell in love with Marquette, and all that came with it.

I will forever cherish the memories I made, the people that I met, and the opportunites that were given to me.

Marquette, this isn’t a goodbye, this is a thank you.

Photo Credit: Timothy LaRose

Thank you for everything.

Rose Littlefair

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