By Ana | August 22, 2011
Not one bit. In fact, it might even be my absolute least favorite time of year. Or at least tied with finals. Because all my friends who don’t go to OSU are now back at school. And I am not. And now, not only am I bored to tears, but I actually want to go back to school, because I’ve really been missing Ohio State and everyone there. Now, this is a catch-22 if I’ve ever heard of one–me, actually wanting summer to be over? And for it to be fall? And for me to be back at school? And actually having to study my butt off and learn things?! What is going on here?!?!
I miss seeing all my closest friends every day. I miss my sisters in AGD. I miss football Saturdays. I miss walking across the Oval on a crisp fall morning. I even miss my roommate Sarah talking in her sleep. Craziness, I tell you!
There’s about a month left before I move in. Besides working, I’m trying to do lots of things here in Cleveland that I won’t be able to do in Columbus–like see the Indians play a couple more times, get the best local ice cream from Mitchell’s, or dinner at my favorite restaurant, Michael Symon’s Lolita, or sitting by a Lake Erie beach at dusk, or strolling around the neighborhood with Susie. I know I’ll miss all those things in a few months. So instead of counting the hours until I’m back in Columbus like I’m very tempted to, I’ll just try to enjoy what’s left of what has been an absolutely wonderful summer. Remind me to take a couple deep breaths every so often and lock away in my memory what the summer breeze smells like, how bright the pink roses in my mom’s garden are, what it feels like to drive down the highway with the sunroof open and the windows down and playing my favorite songs. Even if I’m antsy now, I will miss this. And I do a little already, because I know it’s ending. After all….summer only comes once a year.
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