Hey guys,

Well, it’s finally here! I’ve been a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for four years, and they have been the best four years of my life. Here I found my true passion in writing and a girlfriend I can see a legitimate future with. But most important, I was afforded the opportunity to get an amazing education at one of the finest public institutions in the country.

Just take this all in, kids. People come from all over the world and pay well over the in-state tuition because they recognize the merit of receiving a bachelor’s degree from this university. That is amazing, and when I think about the fact that I am about to be permanently cemented in that legacy of individuals who have attended and graduated from this great institution, I tear up a little bit.

I am truly fortunate and grateful to have been able to attend college here. I grew into a man here, I learned so many amazing things here, and I am about to step into the world as a contributing member of society because of what I will be able to take away from here.

It’s an experience like no other, and I truly wish that all of you who have decided to come here can one day feel as elated as I do now. I-L-L!!!

Until next time,




Class of 2016
I’m in the Creative Writing program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I’m originally from Tampa, Florida, but I’ve been calling Illinois my home since 1998. I’ve lived all over the Northwest suburbs, from Palatine to Lakemoor to where I currently live back home, Mundelein.

1 comment

  • What a great writer you are, please continual with your blogs. I am predicting a great future in your career/life.