Dear Athens

Life. It's a funny thing.

It seems like it was just yesterday when I was moving into my freshman dorm with a stranger from Long Island, New York. I was a pre-finance major at the time, who had a passion for photography.

Now flash forward almost 5 years... I am sitting in Hendershot's in Athens, GA a journalism major, thinking about how that stranger from freshman year is one of my closest friends, looking for a job on LinkedIn and counting down my final weeks in this incredible town. 

Athens, GA is a town that has always been a constant in my life and forever will be. It shaped me as a little girl when I came to town to watch the Dawgs play between the hedges and it has shaped me into an adult as I have called it home since 2013. Where will life take me next? The answer is unknown. Whether it is taking on the avenues of the Big Apple or moving back to the blue skies and seas of Southern California, Athens will forever be the town with a special place in my heart.

Thank you Athens for teaching me to be myself. Thank you for your incredible people. Thank you for your awesome music. Thank you for letting me make mistakes. Thank you for football. Thank you for these 4 1/2 years.

Athens, I Love You.

City Hall. Athens, GA. Spring 2017