nostalgic |näˈstaljik; nə-|adjective- characterized by or exhibiting feelings of nostalgia

I have a coworker who is an incoming Freshman.  I talked to her about living on campus, going to all the events and games, moving away from home, fun classes to take.  And after the long talk, I felt nostalgic.

I’m a Senior.  I have two semesters left, college is almost over.  Where did all the time go?

I remember a few days before I left for BYU my freshman year, my mom said the cheesiest thing ever.  But it apparently stuck with me.  I was hanging out with a few friends in the basement and she stuck her head in the room, crying, and said,

“I wish I could bottle up this laughter and save it for ever.”

Wow, that is disgustingly cheesy, but mom’s are allowed to say those things, right?

Well, now that college is wrapping up with just less than a year left, I want to “bottle up” all the memories I’m having and save them for later, because getting old just sounds miserable.

During my Freshman year, my mom told me I needed to write everything down in my journal so I could remember it all later and I, stupidly, replied,

“But Mom, I don’t want to remember these times.”

What an ignorant remark.  Here I am nostalgic, and the more I dwell on it, homesick, and a few years ago I told my mom I didn’t want to remember these memories?

As Michael Scott would say,

“Well well well, how the turntables…”

Anyway, to help cope with my nostalgia and save a few memories forever, here are a few pictures of my time here at BYU.


0 replies
  1. Shawna
    Shawna says:

    Ok. I just spent the last 45 minutes reading your whole blog, and I love you! You’re such a good writer! Can we please be friends?!

  2. Carrie Ann
    Carrie Ann says:

    katie! i love all of those pictures. i totally agree though, i really don’t feel like a senior. i feel like i’m still a freshmen and should go back to heritage. it’s scary. and i love your blog too! i get really excited when you post something new on it.

    • kderrick
      kderrick says:

      I’m love yours sooooo much, and literally laughed out loud at the british post. But I also love that you are obsessed with it as much as me and post on it all the time.

  3. Jeanette Howes
    Jeanette Howes says:

    Tiffany told me that you mentioned me in your blog and I was oh so very flattered and excited!! I’m glad I was able to remind you of the good times. 🙂


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