Goodbye Goucher, It’s Been One Year

Sabrina Sarro
Staff Writer

My name is Sabrina Sarro and attending Goucher College has been the best decision I’ve made in my life.

From my first moments with my INSPIRE early-immersion group congregating in the chapel and sharing intimate moments from our summers, to meeting my hall mates, I have been living in a paradise ever since the wheels of my mom’s car pulled in front of the Dorsey Center. Does that sound cliché? I’m sorry if it does, but it’s the truth. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend a private, liberal arts college as fine as this one.

During my first semester, I was utterly enthralled by the camaraderie of the campus, the emphasis on global awareness, and the beauty of all the inspiring, intelligent young people. I was overwhelmed by the idea that I had entered a phase in my life where I could fully develop myself and cultivate my passions. I was part of over ten clubs, including the Goucher Christian Fellowship, the Bollywood club, Goucher T.V., and many more. I was given the honor of playing the “monster” in one of the student-directed plays for Playworks called, “Merry Christmas Monster!” I was also a happy member of the SGA, acting as the secretary of the class of 2016.

I truly felt like Goucher made it possible for me to be involved in all these activities. If I didn’t feel such a huge, encompassing amount of empowerment radiating through all of the bodies on Goucher’s campus, I may not have had the confidence to participate in all of the wonderful activities. Goucher was enabling me to become the very best person I can be, encouraging me to grasp hold of every opportunity.

As you are reading this article, everything may seem excellent. But not all of it is. Although I am in love with Goucher College, I am transferring next year. Unfortunately, I am having financial issues and am unable to come back.

There, I said it. I hate saying it because it hurts so much. Imagine finding the perfect place for you in everpossible way and then having it snatched away from you.

It has been an emotionally turbulent spring semester. I can barely fathom saying goodbye to all of my beloved teachers and friends. But if there is one thing I have learned throughout these two semesters, it is that no matter how dramatically life changes, there can always be a beautiful ending to the story.

I have loved and savored each moment here at Goucher College. Although I am not returning, I am blessed with the privilege of sharing all I have learned here and using it to inspire those at my new school.

This article was meant to be a reflection, but I want it to be a testament to the beautiful people who have changed my life. You are all exceptionally beautiful. I walk down Van Meter Highway to and from classes and cannot help but stare. This sometimes embarrasses me, but I cannot help but look at all of the shining faces that have made my first year in college wonderful. I will miss you all dearly.

Goucher has been wonderful to me, and I will take all that I have learned and spread it. I intend to spread it everywhere I go. These last weeks are bittersweet for me, but I am so elated! Life is comprised of beautiful moments, and Goucher College has enabled me to start each new beginning with insight, wonder, and most important of all- love.

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