I am so thankful that Joe and I are able to hit the road in approximately an hour and a half and drive down to South Carolina for the weekend!
We have been looking forward to homecoming for a while, and though it will be strange to be at Wofford as alumni, we are just so dang excited to see our closest friends and family! I never thought I would be so happy to go to Spartanburg, but after four long years there, it really does feel like home. I can’t think of a time I was on campus or even just around town that I didn’t see someone I knew. I miss that feeling, and while Charlottesville is great, there’s that sense of being a stranger here. This city doesn’t belong to me, but Spartanburg did at one point. And I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for that city, the place where Joe and I met and fell in love. It wasn’t an awesomely romantic place, but it was our home, our playground, our frisbee golf course for four whole years.
I could probably go on for ten years about how much I love Wofford, but that would get old really fast. But just for the record, it’s the best school ever. And it’s twenty times better than UVA. Gasp, I went there. I really can’t help it. You know what my biochemistry students do on the weekends? They do biochemistry. That sucks on so many levels. College isn’t just about earning a degree, it’s gaining an education. Learning about life, about other people and other cultures. So many education institutions don’t emphasize the lifelong learning aspect of education that Wofford has instilled in its students. What a crying shame.