Tonight was my going-away dinner with my family and a few close friends. I’m not an outwardly emotional person (I partially blame my chronic bitch face), so I didn’t expect to cry or get upset. In my defense, I didn’t cry nor did I get upset, however I was emotionally moved. My friends Olivia and Elena gave me a beautiful scarf tonight as a gift and explained to me that it had been their mother’s favorite when she was alive. Their mom, Sarah, recently passed away from ovarian cancer. Growing up she was like a second mom to me and I spent a solid 35% of my life at her house. Receiving this present meant the world to me because I feel like I get to take a little bit of Sarah to college with me. I love the it.