Back when I was in high school, I thought I was lucking out if the school year ended at the beginning of June. How bizarre it feels, then, that we’re barely halfway through the month and it’s already time to start thinking about heading back to campus this Fall! I don’t know what it is about summers– depending on how you look at them, 90 days or so can either be a looooong time or not enough time in the world.
Whenever I’m home in Fairfax, Virginia on breaks, I always find myself in a bit of stasis. I love spending time with my
family and enjoy taking a rest from daily classes, so I’m perfectly happy hanging out here. At the same time, though, I love William & Mary and campus life, too, so I’m perfectly content to be in Williamsburg. Somehow, the two lifes so many of us college students lead– at home, and at school– balance out just so for me that I’d be equally happy packing up and heading back to college tomorrow, or two years from now. I can’t help but wonder if anyone else ever feels similarly.
But I am looking forward to getting back to school, though. Already I have a bevy of fantastic opportunities and experiences on my plate for the next semester: getting to work and play with the Wind Symphony, doing independent honors research in the Psychology Department, and just seeing all the familiar faces that have made my W&M experience thus far great. Of course, there’s a lot more work that needs to be done before I’m ready to head back, but… I think I’ll tackle that in a few weeks. Or months. ‘Cause I have all that time, right?