Hello all. Andrew here, and it's that part of the year where the weather is getting warmer and every day is one day closer to summer. (When my older brother finished his finals his senior year, he walked across campus listening to "School's Out" by Alice Cooper, and I'm excited to do the same next year.)
The flowers are blooming, the Quad is full of life, and there is an amiable buzz in the air. Scarves and coats disappear, and Chacos and shorts become commonplace once more. Spring Break has come and gone and only a few weeks and tests stand in the way before summer fully arrives.
It's a weird part of the year, because I'm ready to be done with classes, papers, and projects, but I also don't want to leave campus and all of my friends. I guess the word for that is bittersweet. For me, the time in between high school and college was really similar to this present bittersweet excitement. Even though I loved it, I was so ready to graduate and go on to the next step. I also didn't want to waste my last days of high school by dreaming of the future.
The most adequate way I can describe this season is with the word, transition. Summer is the time to relax and celebrate completion of another school year. Summer is also the time to get ready for the next semester. I think the best way to live summer is one day at a time. Enjoy the graduation festivities. Enjoy the nights by the pool. Enjoy meeting friends who will be at MC the next year. Enjoy sleeping in. Enjoy a summer job. Enjoy orientation. Enjoy cutting the grass. Just live life to the fullest wherever you are.