I'm not big on change, never have been. My mother will back me up on this. I don't like any type of change really, it's just not something I handle well at all. That's probably why this year, my senior year of college, has been so terribly difficult for me. When I can't really handle the seasons changing, the time changing (because I'm blind), and small issues like that, how can I be expected to handle a huge change in my life such as graduating from college, in say, oh, 6 months?
Lately we've had even bigger changes in our small college community. Our president, that we haven't even had more than a year and a half has resigned. He shook my hand and hugged me at our awards service, then I find out the very same afternoon that he's resigned? Somethings not right. Some say they're happy with his absence, but I can't say I agree. He always spoke to students on campus, asked us our opinions, and genuinely seemed to care about what we wanted to see happen within our small community of students and faculty. I've also been told it's not important per say for me to personally know the person handing me my college diploma, but I disagree. In a small community such as this, I find it's very important to have a personal relationship with the "higher-ups," so in an effort to try to be positive about the situation, I plan on getting to know our "acting" president, because it's highly doubtful our college will see a new president within the next 6 months. Today I was finally given closure on the issue when someone finally decided to tell me a little more of the truth when it came to everything that happened. I respect that, because all of us here are adults and should be treated as such when it comes to the place we spend the majority of our time.
Walking back from class today, as I'm headed to my room, I hear the usual chimes in the distance that play on the hour for our campus. Whether we have a president now or not, whether or not I'm here in 6 months, none of those things will effect the bells significance to our community. The chimes will play on, as should I.