With the whirlwind of graduation festivities and two week trip cross country immediately following, it has really only been this week that I have had spare time to think about the reality of my life. Three weeks from today, I leave for Europe. I have hopped on international flights alone many times, but this time its a one way flight. I am not just going on vacation for two weeks or spending a summer abroad...my life will soon be based in Germany. A friend sent me this article today about moving on from college life, and this quote really resonated with me. Hope this makes you think about life, reminisce fondly, and fearfully move forward too! xoxo
"The people you leave behind, you might not see again in 2 1/2 months. Or, ever. This goes for the places, too. The coffee shop you took refuge in on Saturday mornings for hangover recovery and the dive bar you spent epic weekends at, revving up for said hangovers — you can’t fit those things in your trunk or take them with you. You won’t be able to make up for the happy hours you missed or the “could-be” friendships and romances left hanging. With some people, you will be perfectly okay with this notion. Even so, it will still be a difficult concept to swallow, in general. Because this time, after summer ends and when September comes, it will just be fall. This time, there is no next semester."