I said last year I was NOT going back to Missouri State’s homecoming. Once you’ve gone to one, you’ve pretty much gone to all of them, but this year I’m so glad I didn’t miss it. I got to see so many of my friends from school, and at the end of my trip, my heart was SO FULL. We had so much fun, well at least I did. Friday night I seem to always have the most fun, and by Saturday night I realize I’m old as hell and I’m ready for bed by 12 lol. I was really trying not to be an old ass but damnit… it kicked in around 12:30 for and my best friend Tiara lol. I’m not ashamed though, I’m just happy I got to see everybody. I was really surprised so many people missed me. I didn’t think I made that much of an impact, but I’m happy that I have and I’ve touched their lives in one way or another.
You really never know how much you appreciate something, someplace, or some people until they’re not around all the time anymore. I couldn’t WAIT to leave Springfield when I was in school, now I find sometimes I miss it the most out of all the places I’ve been. I’m sure it’s because that’s when life was the most simple and fun but sadly, Springfield isn’t culturally diverse enough, nor is it big enough for me to live there permanently. Additionally, I refuse to deal with the bullish that comes along with living that city…which is why I had to go (There’s only so many times you can tolerate seeing a confederate flag PROUDLY flown on the back of a truck bed). It’s not TERRIBLE…all the time… but for me personally, my time there came to an end. I appreciate and will always love Springfield for numerous reasons though. I grew into an adult there and gained SO many friends. To the point, we really turned into one big ass family. I have SO many memories and honestly could cry just thinking of the good times (I won’t, chill).
For my babies who are still there – Keep GRINDING, whether you’re almost done, 2 yrs away, 3 yrs away, whichever. Know that I’m rooting for you! You GOT IT!