It’s funny how one summer can change everything. It must be something about the heat and the smell of chlorine, fresh cut-grass and honeysuckle, asphalt sizzling after late-day thunderstorms, the steam rising while everything drips around it. something about long, lazy days and whirring air conditioners and bright plastic flip-flops from the drugstore thwacking down the street. Something about fall being so close, another year, another Christmas, another beginning. So much in one summer, stirring up like the storms that crest at the end of each day, blowing out all the heat and dirt to leave everything gasping and cool. Everyone can reach back to one summer and lay a finger to it, finding the exact point when everything changed.
I find this quote very fitting for this point in time of my life. I have recently moved home from college as many of my friends have done the same but I find it hard readjusting. I have had a hard time accepting that most of my friends and I will never be in the same town again. I guess that’s college for ya. I would say what has been the hardest is not waking up to your best friends every day after four years. Not receiving phone calls and texts about what our plans are everyday has also made me feel a bit lonely. I have come to realize that no matter what is going on in our lives or where we are, it doesn’t matter if we’re together or not. It’s simply being confident that your friends will always be there and being proud of the friends you have.