“in·sur·ance: a thing providing protection against a possible eventuality. a means of guaranteeing protection or safety.” ― whoever writes definitions for Google
Four (or five) years ago we stepped onto campus for our first few days of class: there was an excessive amount of purple (seriously, even the trees were purple) and enough smiles to run a Crest campaign. We happily walked to class but honestly, we just didn’t get it yet. A few months later, we walked to class with some friends, sat with some familiar faces and blissfully enjoyed all of the freedom we had been promised. That summer, we all went home excited to see high school friends but after about a week, MHK was calling our names. Because sometime during that first year, we met people and made memories more incredible than we thought existed.
The next few years were a blast. We bought way too many t-shirts, stayed up way too late, studied way too little, turned 21 way too quick (and consequently, drank way too often) and then all of a sudden senior year was here…way too fast. (In case you hadn’t quite caught on yet, this is another post by a completely and totally emotionally unstable K-State senior…so yeah.)
And during all that time of “way too,” we were investing. Investing in our education, in people, in the color purple…investing in K-State. No matter the kind, or size, we all made an investment. And now I sit here, only 11 (ELEVEN!) days away from graduation, and I’m certain that because of my investment, this beautiful place has given me insurance. It has protected me from this thing everyone likes to call the “real world.” It has guaranteed my happiness and it’s kept me safe.
But at some point our insurance providers can no longer insure us. Thankfully, K-State isn’t dropping us for our lack of responsibility or overt recklessness…they’re watching us move on with complete and total confidence as we conquer, change, impact and invest in the rest of the world. And they’re telling us that we can always come home to our little apple.
Good luck, Wildcats! May you find your next insurance provider soon and they keep you as protected, happy and safe as our college years at K-State did.
just living, lizzi