Thursday, August 16, 2012

BYU Grad: What I Wish I Knew Then

(Please read this whole post with Vitamin C's "Graduation-Friends Forever" song playing in your head)

Last weekend I graduated from BYU!
Even though it was kind of fake because I still have to go back for one last class in the fall,
it was a proud moment. 
I have loved my college years, I have honestly had the time of my life here.
I made life long friends, had more fun than I can possibly describe and wouldn't change anything!
As much as I complained about school and couldn't wait to finally graduate,
I think I am going to be really sad when
August doesn't mean "back to school".

This is me and my besties on our very first day at BYU '07

Me and the fam (Minus Matt and Hailey) on Graduation Day '12

Looking back at my BYU time I decided to compile a list of things I wish I would have known when I started BYU, lessons learned if you will.

1. The Pendulum Court (The Pendj) is BYU's best kept secret...find it and keep it that way.
2.  When people tell you that you still have tons of time to figure out what your major is and what you want to do because you are still so young-they are LYING! Figure it out as soon as possible so all your friend's don't graduate way before you.
3. Test Late Days are the best-5 dolla 5 dolla
4. That building that looks like a greenhouse? It's actually the library.  Learn your floor.
5. DO NOT SIT DOWN IN THE DORM SHOWERS....EVER!
6. Don't buy books until two weeks in, some teacher's don't even have you use them and they will still be in plastic wrap by finals week!  When the teacher tells you you HAVE to have the new edition, they are just kidding.  Also, never expect the bookstore to buy back your books, you will walk out sorely disappointed with no money and just a stupid little Kit-Kat bar.
7. JSB, JKB, JFSB-you will need to know the difference, they are on opposite ends of campus so beware.
8. Hiking the Y and Old School Roller Disco Skating are both much harder than they look.
9.  If you are going to sit alone in the Cougar Eat-LOOK BUSY!
10. Area 51 is a sick sick place, but you have to do it at least once a year.
11. If you use space and position limbs wisely, 15 people can fit in a 1994 Toyota Corolla but try to make at least two friends who have cars freshman year.
12. Be at least a half hour early for all weekend dollar movies or they will be sold out.
13. Don't ever write a letter to the school paper saying BYU is too obsessed with Jimmer.  You will be publicly destroyed.

I am actually tearing up writing this post and looking back at pictures from the last five years.  The years here cannot be recreated and I am so happy that I made the last minute decision to pack up and come to BYU.

Best. Time. Ever.













5 comments:

Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

laughed out loud at this - so true about eating in the cougareat :)

congrats on graduation!

Noelle said...

Congratulations! I graduated college in May and everyone was saying how excited I must be to get out--no! I was torn to pieces trying to say goodbye to my college days. Now you've got no excuse to be a grown up!

Rosanna and Doug said...

hahaaha I laughed so hard reading this. Area 51 IS a sick sick place. love you cass! congrats!

Shelby said...

Congratulations!! I just found your blog, it's SO adorable:)

I'd love it if we followed each other!

Shelby xoxo
shelbychasingbirdies.blogspot.com

kyliemaclennan@gmail.com said...

you looked AMAZING at grad. so sad i couldnt be there with you. thanks again for being my only family member at mine ha. oh byu.. good freaking times.

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