You may remember my post from last year entitled “Ladybugs” found here, https://kevinwojo.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/ladybugs/.
That post, as well as this post, is where I show you guys a speech I make at Subiaco. Subiaco is a retreat that our church’s Youth Group goes to and on the last night, we give a speech about how we’re feeling and what we’re thinking. The following is this year’s speech:
“I’d like to open with an analogy I made Freshman year to describe this place. I said it was like a shower, ‘Before we come to this place, we feel so dirty and under pressure from society and we just feel so overwhelmed. Then we step into the shower and it’s warm. It cleans us, It makes us feel pure. And of course, we all know the feeling we get when it’s time to leave the shower; we’re so used to the warm water for that short amount of time and we realize we don’t want to leave and enter the cold world that awaits us outside. This is how we feel on the last day of Subiaco; we don’t want to leave, but we must move on.’
This was from a Freshman perspective so when I said we had to leave, I meant we had to go back into the real world for a year then we got a chance to come back. But this is my Senior year, so, metaphorically speaking, this is the last shower I will ever take.
I think back to our first night here this year when we listened to the song ‘The House That Built Me’ by Miranda Lambert. The girl in the song was reflecting on her time she spent growing up in her house and describing the memories she had of the place. I felt like this is what happened to me this year. I know I made a few good memories, but I spent most of my time here this year recollecting the memories I’ve made the past three years and remembering the stories behind certain objects or rooms.
So that’s why I want you lowerclassmen to really take a chance and make the most of your time here. Because you’ll want to get to the point where I’m at as a Senior and you’ll want to be able to look back and recall all the good times you had and be proud of the memories you’ve made.”