Jarkie and I talked about missing Duke today.
In my experience, the transition from college to adulthood is harder than the transition from childhood to college. At college, I built an adult identity – based on the values of my school, my friends, and my city – without realizing how much of that identity was tied to my surroundings.
It’s true that the longer I spend time in Philadelphia, the more I feel connected to UPenn, and the more those feelings of attachment to Duke are dissipating. But it doesn’t stop me from thinking, ‘Duke ’til I die!’ every time I see someone wearing a Duke shirt. I guess I’ll always have the roots. And I’m so proud to have them.