Friday, June 26, 2009

Nostalgia for NSU

Eighteen years ago, Steve and I both graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. While at Northern, my whole life was consumed by classes, tests, projects, friends, workstudy, roommate drama, etc. I really enjoyed the 4 years I spent at NSU... 3 of which were also shared with Steve after he transferred from NDSU to be at NSU.
On Monday, we went to NSU campus. Steve and I both experienced a rush of emotions and excitement reliving our college years and sharing it with our kids. We noticed all of the building improvements; even picked up some new NSU apparel from the bookstore. I showed the girls where I used to work and popped in to say hi to my former "boss" Judy Burgaard, who is a dear friend of mine.
We lived a completely different life while at NSU. Different priorities and focus. Essentially, we were discovering who we were, what we stood for and working hard to figure out what we wanted to do in life. Steve & I got engaged 5 months before graduating and moving to Marshall, MN. I'd like to think that NSU put us on the right path and helped us to get to where we are today. Thanks NSU! Go Wolves!!


Heather said...

Awww....I love it when you wax nostalgic! Good memories of good times. I love so much that you took your girls there and shared the memories with them. You are great parents and really smart people!

the mom~ said...

I got a little teary eyed reading this! What an incredible rush of emotions you both must have felt. I love that you picked up so apparel while there, I love college apparel! How cool fo ryour girls to see that part of your life and that college what important to you both! ;)

Lori said...

What a great way to motivate and encourage your girls to go to college. Fun trip!!