The beginning of summer was fun. I got to catch up with friends and hang out with my family. Now summer is almost over and I'm itching to get back into the groove of school. I love my family because they are funny, caring, and supportive - but I'm ready to live with some of my closest friends again. I love my friends because they are funny, caring, and keep me on my toes - but I've spent most of my life with my friends at home, so I'm ready to spend time with my new friends from out of town when we all get back to school.

I've worked all summer, like most of us college kids do. I've saved up my money, and I'll work even when I'm back at school, but I'm so excited to go back to the job I have there. I'll work my morning shifts, and my afternoon shifts too. I'll get frustrated occasionally, but it will be better than where I am now.

I've had no homework all summer and nothing to learn. I'm sick of it. I want something new to learn. I want to know more about what I will be doing later in life. I want to dive into my studies like I have every other semester and I want to succeed. I want something to do at the end of my day when I come home because when I have nothing to do, I end up doing nothing. I'm not the person who makes a lot of plans after my day at work because I don't want to go out, but homework is an obligation that keeps me from laying on the couch.

Every now and then students decide to live off campus, and that is something I'm about to do. I've got a house to rent with three great friends, and I'm ready to go back so I can see what it's like to live alone. Not completely alone, but in a house without parents and something that's not a dorm. The dorm environment was the one downfall of my school experience, and now I have a more private place to live which excites me even more.

There might not be a lot of people out there who are ready to go back, but I honestly can't wait much longer. I just want to get settled in and ready for my busy semester.