This first week of school I’ve been feeling so out of place — even at my own apartment. I’m no longer an undergrad, I haven’t been for a whole year. My roommates are all still in their undergrad programs, with their friends that are their age and in their programs. All my closest friends have graduated and gone long ago. Sure, I have friends here still, but these relationships don’t feel as close as my old ones. As much as I value my friendships with my dance friends (which are mostly the only ones left), I really miss that feeling I had hanging out with the other kids in my class two years ago, the people who knew me so well I didn’t feel judged at all. For some reason, I still don’t feel all like myself even around my roommates. It’s just strange because my environment hasn’t changed, I’m still at RIT, but then, it has changed… RIT is no longer the same. I want to leave and move on like my friends have. It’s time. I want to be someplace new. That’ll have to wait though. This is my last year here. Yup, six years is way too long to be in the same place.