The Muskie Revelation

When the school work piles up, deadlines linger, and a million papers are due, the only thing one can think about is graduation – the sign of the end of school work. We all do it, daydream about that one day when we’re freed from this “academic torture”. But as the days, weeks, and months pass dreaming of this beautiful day, it’s hard to predict how quickly it springs up.

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After riding my bike around campus and the rest of New Concord, almost a nightly ritual my Muskie husband and I partake in, it suddenly hit me that this would be the last spring I would ride around, looking for newly bloomed flowers; watch Muskies emerge from their dorms and staying out late; or gaze at the stars while lying on the bare, quiet soccer field. It hit me like a bag of Muskies…I am going to miss this. It’s a bittersweet revelation – the Muskie revelation that all Muskies eventually have –  knowing how much you love Muskingum, the campus, our lake, the crazy ducks, all the profs and the wonderful education available – yet understanding that it is time to say goodbye. It is time for me to go so another new Muskie can take my place and make Muskingum their own as I have made it mine.

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