I like reunions.
This fall study break, I went to the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University to visit some old friends, and it was just nice to be reminded that time and distance can never really impact good friendships.
This is my dear friend Polly, whom I stayed with in the V1 residence building.
Being in Waterloo for the weekend, I definitely noticed some differences between there and Western – the primary one being the campus size and how close everything seems to be in Waterloo. Walking to Wilfred Laurier only took around 15 minutes too.
Saturday was also Open house at Waterloo, and it was rather bittersweet to see grade 12 students come in and ask questions about programs, clubs, the campus etc. It’s weird to think that this time last year, I was doing the exact same thing, (except at Western).
And being with old friends, I realized that things have changed. We’ve changed – but I believe for the better.
As American author Gail Sheehy once said, “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”
I can’t for them to come visit me at Western too! (Yes, if you’re reading this, I am holding you to your word).
P.S. To any Western students who may be planning on visiting Waterloo, you have to try the milkshakes at Mel’s diner. I think I would probably go back just to have another one.