Happy 17th Birthday, Friends!
“When you watch the show in reruns… it’s so funny to be flipping channels and see an old episode and think, ‘God we were awful. Such babies’.” — Jennifer Aniston
And I can’t say I’m quite ready to leave. It’s been a really, really great summer. I was thinking about it. It’s incredibly strange how different my last few summers have been. I mean, I remember as far back as Summer ‘06 (because before then, I sat at home and stared at my computer all day).
‘06 was the summer Alex and I qualified for nationals in Texas. That’s also the summer that the MHS speechies met the UH Lab kids. ’07 was when I started hanging with a bunch of “the seniors”. ’08 was the summer after my senior year - one of the best. It was the one after Vegas nats, and the one where everyone felt pressed for time because we were separating for college. ’09 was the summer after college when I kinda floated all over the place…with The Unit, Hae Young and James, whoever.
Then Summer ‘10. What can I say about this summer? I’ll admit that there was a lot of drama (ones that weren’t even my own) and a lot of emotions, but somehow…I grew a lot. It was a summer of old friends and new friends. Some really great new friends. It’s hard to come to grips with sometimes, but I realize that people come and go in life whether I like it or not. It happens. But while I have them, I will cherish them. Who knows? These relationships may last longer than I can imagine.
Thanks guys, for some amazing memories that I won’t need photos to help me remember. Many, many, many, many thanks.
Let them know you realize that life goes fast.