Farewell, Under a Tree

If someone were to ask me what Under A Tree was, I honestly couldn’t tell you. It’s not something you can just explain in one sentence. It’s a family, it’s a community, it’s an environment that we can all come together to share our thoughts and love one another as well. Under a Tree has sparked a flame in my life and I’m forever grateful for that. I can’t believe I have gotten so close with everyone in a matter of 36 weeks. It’s been a long journey of loving myself first and meeting new people as well. I never told anyone this but coming to every session has brought a bittersweet moment for me. Because I always knew that the time was going to end but I didn’t think it would end so soon. I’m going to graduate in less than a week and it’s kind of frightening. I will officially be going into adult life June 21st and I am actually terrified. I met this wonderful group of great people this year and I can’t believe I’m leaving everyone but it’s a bittersweet thing. I want to give a special shout out to my house. I was so lucky to be in the same house as Stefano, Andrea, Toyin, Serena and Nick. In the beginning, I never would have guessed that we would all be so close with each other. We argue sometimes but it’s out of love. I’m so sad that I’m leaving Andrea and Stefano behind but I have faith that they will continue Sagan’s legacy. Thank you everyone for putting up with me and making this one of the best years of my life. I learned how to hug properly because of you guys :). I love each and every one of you and hope everyone will be successful in the future.
— Michaella Saintil, House of Sagan