Life As I Know It

I Wish I Could Go Back To College…

Today is Commencement Day.  And two years ago, that was me.  Crazy.

Do I wish I could go back and do it again?  Sometimes yes, sometimes no…I have to admit that life with a salary and a house has some major perks.  But I still relate to this song from Avenue Q.  And now and then, I like to think about all the fun and joy in the four years I had as an undergrad, in spite of the occasional obstacle.  So, amidst all the moving and change that is going on in my life right now, I just can’t help but get a little nostalgic over the really fun stuff…

I wish I could go back to college.
Life was so simple back then.
What would I give to go back and live in a dorm with a meal plan again!

I wish I could go back to college.
In college you know who you are.
You sit in the quad, and think, “Oh my God!
I am totally gonna go far!”

How do I go back to college?
I don’t know who I am anymore!
I wanna go back to my room and find a message in dry-erase pen on the door!

I wish I could just drop a class…
Or get into a play…
Or change my major…
I need an academic advisor to point the way!

We could be…
Sitting in the computer lab,
4 A.M. before the final paper is due,
Cursing the world ’cause I didn’t start sooner,
And seeing the rest of the class there, too!

I wish I could go back to college!
How do I go back to college?!

I wish I had taken more pictures.

But if I were to go back to college,
Think what a loser I’d be-
I’d walk through the quad,
And think
“Oh my God…


These kids are so much younger than me.”

–Avenue Q

Would you go back if you could?

Here’s a video in case you’re curious…

1 thought on “I Wish I Could Go Back To College…”

  1. as sappy as this is, i liked it. mostly because there’s a picture of me in your montage.

    at least the “taken more pictures” line isn’t entirely true!


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