As I prepare to bring my roommate and best friend to the airport so she can fly home to Montana, I am realizing how sick and tired I am of having to say goodbye to the people I care about at the end of every summer, semester and break. It's frustrating to finally get adjusted to "home" and then be swept away to another location. College is particularly hard because some goodbyes will carry you six, seven, eight months at a time because friends study abroad. Sometimes friends never come back so your little micro-community with or without your knowledge.
College is such a tumultuous time with constant and neverending change that it's so difficult to keep your footing and keep your head above water. It's impossible to focus on your finals when you're not the same person from one moment to the next. It's so hard to act like a normal, well-adjusted person when every day that I'm at school I miss my friends from my hometown and then every day that I'm in Easton, I'm counting down the days until I can go back to school.
I'm very lucky to have people in my life that make it so hard to say goodbye, as Winnie the Pooh would put it, but I really am sick and tired of having to say goodbye every few months to the people who mean the most to me.