Leaving College For Summer As Told By High School Musical

Leaving College For Summer As Told By High School Musical

From excitement to tears and from hugs to long car rides, it's already summer again.

Fitting everything into your car seems like solving the impossible.

You know it can be done though; it HAS to be. When you finally try to make your plans come together, work is always in the way!

You're excited for all of the days ahead.

You've already made an infinite number of summer plans from beach trips to dinners out and can't wait for them to come into play. This is going to be the best summer yet.

Saying goodbye to all of your friends.

All of these hugs and goodbyes are heartbreaking, especially when some friends are graduating or live too far to see during the summer. How many goodbyes can one college student handle? Not this many.

But saying goodbye to your friends who are going abroad is probably the worst.

You have to suffer through a whole summer without them AND then a whole semester? Is this even possible? It doesn't feel like it is.

You have so many expectations for this summer, but work always gets in the way of them.

When you finally try to make your plans come together, work is always in the way! Then getting time off is another process all for one beach trip to be back together with your friends.

But then you realize how fast time is going by, how is it already summer again?

Wait, it's summer again? You realize how fast time is going by and that you should really start to figure out your future, but your biggest concern right now isn't your career, it's what non dining hall food you're going to cook up for dinner.

This makes you realize that you're a step closer to graduation, which you never want to come.

You start to wonder if it's truly such a bad idea to live at college for the rest of your life because right now that seems like a dream plan.

Receiving final grades from your Professors that aren't what you were hoping for.

You're not sure what you did to deserve this grade; in your eyes, you've been the perfect student, so what went wrong?

Then emailing those Professors and praying they'll bump you up a letter grade..or three.

Were they right? Maybe you deserved this grade or not, but sadly the chance that Professors will make an exception to change your final grade are slim to none.

So your stress level is back to where it has been all school year.

Stress level = Troy Bolton "Scream" video. Troy couldn't have shown us any better what stress is like. From punching lockers to running down halls to screaming in auditoriums, he said it best, "AHHHHH!"

Maybe seeing your home friends and family and will make this OK though.

But being back in your hometown with your home friends and family is such a great feeling. This summer may actually be the best one yet.

You already can't wait to go back to your second home, but are also dreading graduating eventually.

You're already looking forward to moving back in, but you're also wishing time could freeze because graduation is getting too close.

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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Things I Miss Now That I'm Home From College Again

There are so many reasons to be glad that the school year is over, but if you've done it right... there are a lot of reasons to miss it too.


So, school is over now and I've come home. As expected I was so relieved at first. No more showering with flip-flops, no more listening to screaming girls running up and down the hall, and a space that is mine and mine alone. But after a week or so of being back, there are a few things I've already started to miss.

I know that not every single person has the ideal roommate but I got really lucky with mine. Coming home I was excited to have my own space, but now when I'm doing my midnight scrolling, I'm realizing that I miss being able to talk to her about the funny things I see in that very moment. Tagging, DMing, and texting her doesn't feel the same as a long night of giggles spent together.

Also, while seeing old friends when you get home is amazing, and there is always a lot to catch up on, you do start to miss your other friends too. Being in college means that your friends are going through similar things as you are all the time. You have tests together, clubs together, and sometimes you spend way too much time procrastinating together. The bond you begin to form is one you definitely begin to miss - especially when you guys don't live close off of campus.

Coming home also means you don't have a set schedule or at least not immediately. You may come back to a previous job and that puts something on your calendar, but the free time you still have during the week can be a little too much. I know I've spent way too much time obsessing over the Tati/James drama than I ever would have at school. The routine I had at school kept me busy and entertained, and I'm honestly missing it a lot right now.

There are a lot of other things to miss too - even things you thought you wouldn't. You miss the classes, the teachers, and sometimes the food. I know I miss the environment. It isn't a perfect one, but it's full of people just trying to find their way. We are all working through the roller coaster of life and we are all stuck on one beautiful campus together while we figure it all out. I miss meeting new people at the bus stops or running into old classmates and catching up.

I guess the bonus for me is that I just finished sophomore year which means I have more time to spend at school. Come senior year, I guess I'll have to learn quickly how to deal without the things I miss - and also create a schedule so I can travel to see all of my friends, but those are all problems for future me.

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