Home at last!
Yes, eventually my dorm room did find its way neatly into boxes, backpacks, and the trunk of my dad’s car, and now here I am, lying in my big comfy bed in Connecticut. It’s kind of bittersweet to be home… I’m especially excited because over the last two years, I’ve become really close with my siblings – super close. I love them to death, and I have more fun with them than almost anybody I know. It’s pretty cool that all four of us are so close in age – the beauty of them being triplets is that it didn’t take years for all of us to click together, it happened all at once. Every time I come back from school, we can relate about more and more. So that, along with access to a vehicle, seeing my parents and dog, and having more than a 15×20 room to lounge around in is pretty awesome.
But the bitter is how much I love Burlington and how much I’m going to miss being up there. It was fantastic being able to walk and bike to wherever I needed to be; to have the mountains 20 minutes down the road for hiking, and the beach 10 minutes in the opposite direction for grilling and swimming… such simple things that make Vermont the most fantastic place.
I can’t believe a year has gone by already. It was the best year of my life, hands down. Being on my own, I had a lot of room to find out who I really was. Without any supervision and no guidance but my own judgment, I was able to keep a balance between everything – school work, frisbee team, the school newspaper, and my social life. Words can’t even express how satisfied I am with the last nine or ten months; so much happened, so many memories… it would take hours to go through it all.
Perhaps I’ll just reminisce through “a year in photos”… see if I can scrounge up the ones that sum it up best (click if you want to see them larger):
So thanks, Burlington, for everything. You’ve given me a lot this year, and I’ll be back for more soon!