Dana Drosdick

Dana Drosdick
Sophomore
Digital Communications and Spanish
Ballston Spa, New York

2. Good-bye: To My Crewshi

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To the Crewshi,

It all started my first year, when a couple of us were complaining about the lack of sushi in the dining halls (this is NOT a request for dining hall sushi … I don’t think I’d trust it). Then, we somehow discovered that Osaka, a local Japanese restaurant in Grand Rapids, had half off sushi every Monday night. This turned into a weekly event of sushi consuming, money spending and friendship forming.

I honestly don’t know what I’d do without you guys. You all make my Mondays worth getting up for. There’s no such thing as a bad Monday when you get to have sushi in the evening. From the Volcano roll to the Shrimp Tempura, it’s always a decadent treat to start the week off right.

Is buying sushi every other week a poor life decision, monetarily speaking? Probably. Is it worth it? Definitely. Over this past year and a half, it’s been amazing seeing all of you grow up and change. I love hearing all the great and crazy things that happened to you guys over the week each Monday. I’m so proud of the people you are becoming. I know you’ll all do great things one day.

It’s been great to see our friendships form outside of crewshi as well. We don’t just go for the sushi—we go for each other. I’m so blessed to have spent the majority of my Monday nights with you, and I will be endlessly sad to be leaving. I hope your friendships continue to grow and develop, and that the sushi stays cheap forever.

Your fellow sushi-lover,

Dana