The year is winding down, and I feel a bit like I'm leaving Hogwarts for the summer. It'll be nice to get out of school, but I don't want to leave Ginny and Ron and Hermione, and my aunt and uncle are jerks to me all the time. Honestly, I just want some peace and quiet in my broom cupboard playing with my toy soldiers and thinking about being an orphan. Never mind that I'm a creepy magician boy who talks to snakes. They should love me anyway.
But I digress, it''ll be great to have some free time, and I'm excited to start my summer job at the country club. I'm even more excited for the country club paycheck, which is as hefty as the wallets of their golfers. But I'll miss school. I'll miss the symphony and the wind ensemble. I'll miss rehearsals with my smaller groups that are less productive than they probably should be because someone's story reminds someone else of a story and it goes on for way too long. I'll miss winging it in my classes because I was playing video games with friends instead of doing my homework. I'll miss the spur of the moment parties and the late night trips to the park.
What I'll miss most of all is my friends who will be gone. Some of my friends are staying in Denver, but we have one friend that will be going to Canada to go out into the forests and prospect for mines. He lives an exciting life... Some people will be going home. Others have internships in exciting places around the world. Summers at DU are always bittersweet, and I think they should be. It's a good sign that we enjoy being at school. Even though it's challenging, or maybe because it's challenging and we get through it together, we build some really close relationships with our peers and our professors here. So, I intend to live this last week to the fullest before the summer comes and everything changes.
And when the summer ends, I'll be leaving everything I know and heading off to Scotland for a semester. So, I'm going to treasure the security of being home at DU, because I know I'll miss it after this week is done. And I won't see my symphony, my friends, my golden spire at the Ritchie Center, or my fanatical Pioneers at hockey games or concerts for months. And truth be told, I'll miss DU a lot until I return.