In elementary school, I think I looked forward to the start of the school year for one reason: it meant I got to buy fresh school supplies. Although I loved my high school, the start of the school year was, shall I say, not highly anticipated during those four years. School marked the beginning of an enormous work load, a tremendous amount of additional stress, and an endless number of commitments.
Until now, I was expecting that the latter half of the summer would fill me with dread and disappointment as I began to face the inevitable fact that I would have to return to school soon. However, I am pleasantly surprised to feel a real sense of excitement! I cannot wait to go back to Marquette and rejoin the academic community I miss so dearly.
Until then, I will enjoy every remaining day of summer! All 38 days of it!