Our last week in Chicago was a busy one. To celebrate our procrastination on class projects, we had a study party late into the night on Tuesday.. or Wednesday morning. I think Kelly won with a 4:20am bedtime. Naturally, our party was accompanied with the necessary food groups including a large container of cookie dough.
Wednesday was a strange day. It was warmish and rainy, which always makes a day somewhat off-kilter in my opinion. And then I finished the last of my college classes in a very anti-climactic ending if I’ve ever seen one. All of the Chicago Semester students met in a building in the South Loop to close our time in Chicago and reflect back on the last three months. My mind had been so focused lately on what I was going to do when I graduate that I think I forgot how quickly my time downtown Chicago was coming to and end.
For dinner, we were all treated to Greek food at the Parthenon in Greek town. The meal was served family style and was almost identical to the meal Kelly and I got at Greek Islands earlier in the semester. A slide show of pictures from the semester closed the night and we got some fun CS shirts and mugs as well.
Wednesday was full of celebration, Thursday night was all about reminiscing. Kelly, Andrea, and I went for one last epic burger and sat for a couple hours trying to remember everywhere we ventured in Chicago and everyone who came to visit. This semester, God blessed me with great roommates, with new friends, with some great adventures, and with a few new ideas about what I want to do with my future.
I graduate on May 21 and I’m trusting God to show me the way after that.