As easy as it is to be excited for summer, it's also a bittersweet feeling. It's sad to think that in a few short weeks, I won't be in Muncie. I'll be hundreds of miles away from my best friends, my weekend hang-outs, and my favorite Mexican restaurant. I might be the only one who feels this way; but I'm not ready for summer.
Sure, summer is nice because there's no homework or tests to stress over. But I personally don't like summer because I don't feel like home is home anymore. I've outgrown the farm town that I'm from and I'm no longer in touch with the majority of my high-school friends. Home feels like a strange place full of distant memories.
I've found a new home in Muncie and I'm lucky for it. I've loved the past two years that I've spent here and I'm excited to still have two years left. I know I should be excited for summer, but I'm not ready to say goodbye to my sophomore year. I'm especially not ready to say goodbye to the seniors who are graduating this May.
So take a break from studying these last few weeks and spend time with the people that you love the most. Eat as much Puerta's as you can, go to as many parties as you can, and make as many memories as you can before the school year comes to an end. Hold fast to these memories because they'll be the stories you'll tell your kids one day.