Some of my closest friends at Cornell were seniors. Guys who taught me many life lessons, recruited me to my fraternity, would fingerpaint in our basement at 2am, have my back in a fight without asking why, and help me get “Yuge” at the gym.
But there is the terrible cycle in life. My best friends keep graduating, and there is nothing I can do to stop them.
One shout out is particularly pertinent: Tim Liddell, a fellow blogger, and the one who pointed me towards this job. I will never pretend that Tim was my closest friend, or that he responds to my texts or emails in a quick and timely manner, but I will always recommend him as a blog to be read and a person to be talked to.
One of the pledging activities that my fraternity has is that you have to find out the basic information of many of the brothers. You know, full name, hometown, year, major, interesting fact, etc. When I went to do Tim’s interview, he refused to just give me the information. He said that we had to have a conversation, and if I could gain the tidbits through that, then fine. That is the kind of person he is;always looking for conversation. Trust me when I say that it is always enlightening and interesting.
So if you see him, say hello. Ask him his opinion, or about his latest interest. He will never disappoint. I wish him the best of luck.
And to the rest of the seniors, may you find nothing but happiness and success out there in the real world.
It’s been real.
Let’s keep in touch.