It’s been three weeks since Graduation, and I’m finally ready to write my closing blog post. I don’t have too much to say, really – it’s been a long, incredible four years and I am grateful I was able to document them on this blog. Looking back, I am blown away by everything I have done and seen, the things I have learned, and especially the people I have met. The College of the Holy Cross has been truly life-changing… and now that we have graduated the question becomes: how then shall we live?
I first encountered that question – “how then shall we live?” – in an old brochure for Holy Cross during my senior year of high school. I think it had something to do with Montserrat or the First Year Program (the predecessor of Montserrat) – I don’t remember, but regardless, the question stuck with me. Since then, it has been the underlying theme of everything I have done at Holy Cross, and I have a feeling it will be the chorus for the rest of my life. What does [insert event here] mean for my worldview and my future? Now that I know what I know, how will I be and do better? What can I do to strive for more? Who can I be for others? How then shall I live?
I would like to offer a big thank you and good bye to Admissions, who have given me this space for the past four years, and also to you all who have read my many posts. I hope I have shed some light on life at Holy Cross for prospective students, and I hope you didn’t mind too much that I spent less time talking about daily life on the Hill and more time waxing philosophical (especially this past year!). Thank you, especially, to my friends, classmates, and professors, all of whom made this Holy Cross experience everything it was.
And so it ends, but the question stands: how then shall we live? I have no idea – Holy Cross has certainly given me more questions than answers in that regard! – but one thing is for sure. Thanks to Holy Cross, I will live fully. I will live well. That’s a gift I will never be able to repay.