My Life,  SNC Journey

Every Day is Galentine’s Day

Recently, more than ever I have been feeling such support and love from so many people that I am surrounded by. They each have impacted me more than words could ever express. I can never thank every person that has ever helped me on my journey; here are just a few of the friends that make me feel so loved on a daily basis.


I don’t even know where to begin. First off, you are able to deal with me for 24 hours a day so hats off to you. I love you so incredibly much and literally can’t imagine life without you at this point. It is so odd to think we have only known each other for 18 months because it feels like you’ve been in my life forever. You are honestly the reason I am still a Computer Science major and as much as I complain, I’m so thankful for that. I love you more than words will ever express and honestly from the bottom of my heart thank you for your friendship.

Katie H.

I am so thankful I responded to your Facebook roommate request on a whim. You will forever be the best first roommate I could have ever asked for. Each day and every text from you makes me so happy and you bring me so much joy. Thank you for being such a big part of my journey to becoming the person I’ve always dreamed of me. Each day you continue to see more in me than I ever could and always bring out the best parts of me. You are living you’re the best life and I’m so incredibly proud of you each and every day. As you’ve told me many times before, ” you are in fact stuck with my friendship eternally.”


It is so incredibly WILD to me that we didn’t have our first real deep conversation until close to March. Ever since then we were inseparable. From faith to childhood to school to everything in between, we talked about it all from that first conversation in the Pennings room. It makes me so incredibly happy to see you living your dreams, even if it means that you are across the country and I only get to see you twice a year. I will forever love our daily highs and lows and I can’t thank you enough for helping me dive headfirst into my faith. Thank you for your endless support and I will never stop loving you (and texting you to bother you to get your incredible advice for my life).

Katie C.

We have only known each other for a few months and I honestly can’t believe that. Thank you for always being my faith and ranting buddy. I love doing praise and worship with you and thank you for introducing me to the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I love being able to make weird faces at you during tuning in band and you never fail to make me smile. If we’ve become this close in such a short amount of time, I can’t wait to see what will come next.


Honestly, the thing I love the most about you is that you don’t cut me any slack. You always tell it to me straight, and it’s exactly what I always need. Thank you for always keeping me accountable and for forcing me to be happier with the two nice things. I love our meal conversations, especially the weekly Dales run. “I love you. I ain’t ever gonna stop loving you”


First off, thank you for getting me through Calc 3. Even though I think we can both honestly say we don’t know how we survived last semester, at least we had each other. I will never forget the countless late nights in the basement of GMS, especially rolling whiteboards and chairs down the ramps because “physics”. Here’s to a semester without math!


Every time I am with you, I am always reminded to live life like a child, and I love it so much. I hope you’re enjoying the rest of high school and I love seeing you grow and succeed. FBLA and Baltimore were so incredibly fun with you and I miss it so much. I hope you’re doing well and always remember, there is no replacing me.


I will never forget our countless sixth lunch band room conversations. It is so odd to me that we really only knew each other for less than a year before you graduated, but we are still so close. Thank you for being there during such a fragile time during my faith and always supporting me through it. I love our dinner dates and the hours we spend talking together. It makes me so happy to see you living your best life and I’m so


Thank you for our endless jabber chats and deep conversations in the middle of the partner commons. I miss our days of sitting on the fifth-floor patio frying. Thank you for everything and I’m so glad Schreiber brought us (back) together!

Second Floor of Bergstrom (“Second Floor Sisters”)

From our dinners of 16 to late nights in the lounge, thank you for all of the memories. Each one of you has taught me so much about life and myself and you truly continue to push me into the person I’ve always wanted to become. I miss each of you every day and love our catch up dinners!

Chiara/Catholic Group

I am so thankful that I have such an incredible group supporting me in my faith, especially such a strong group of loving and powerful Women. Thank you for always inspiring me to dive so much deeper in my faith. Each one of you teach me so much and I am forever grateful. Thank you especially to Lydia and Margo for being such incredible Freshman (especially Lydia with your love for Blessed is She).

Liz and Tara

Oh, where to even start…you two are both the devils and angels on my shoulder and I love every part of it. I’m so thankful that you two are my older sisters/second mom. You have been there for so many aspects of my life, from the best days ever to some of the worst and you have always stood right by me. My favorite day was when you yelled at me for cutting an inch off my hair…thank you for always opening your arms to me and loving me anyway.

Rachel (Red)

From not knowing my real name for a few months, to being the best big sister and role model ever. I am so grateful for our friendship and constant support. Thank you for being an incredible example of our faith and always answering my endless questions, especially early on. I am so happy for you and I can’t wait to see what’s to come for both of us!

Spirit Choir

No words will ever be able to thank you. My faith is where it is today because of your foundation. Thank you always for pushing me out of my comfort zone and helping me to go grow so much in the eight years I have been in the choir. Each of you inspires me in such a unique way and I miss you endlessly and can’t wait to see you soon!

FSL Team

I truly have one of the best jobs thanks to all of you. I love the projects we each get to work on and each of our personalities fits perfectly into the FSL plan. Looking back at what we have each accomplished has been incredible and I can’t wait to see what comes next! Thank you all for being such incredible friends and for all of our conversations about life and your support,

I constantly feel surrounded by such love and support and I’m so thankful. Thank you to those who have been in my life for years or even a few months. I am blessed to have such strong support, especially in my faith thanks to many different communities from St. Norbert to nationally. Each day I am growing even more and it is incredible to see the changes in my life over the past few years thanks to each of you! I love each one of you more than words will ever be able to express, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Hello! My name is Cassie Nooyen and I am a sophomore at St. Norbert College double majoring in Computer Science with an emphasis in Graphic Design and Mathematics. Explore my blog and learn a little bit about my adventure called life!

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