Keeping a Kenyon Balance
A big worry when you're entering college is how to balance the life you're leaving and the life you're about to start. By the time you're halfway through college (no no I'm not stop) you've figured out how to get the best of both worlds.
There are things that you leave behind at home that are out of your life for a reason. When you find yourself sitting in a room back at home with people you no longer connect with, it's easy to beat yourself up, to long for the days when you were having sleepovers and watching MTV and playing The Sims, and wonder what you've done wrong. There are friends you lose touch with and places you no longer go, but it's okay because you've shed these things to gain some others.
This summer limbo gives you the liberty to only do the things that make you happy. See people who make you feel good about yourself. Watch the entire series of Game of Thrones instead of trying to make plans. Opt out of going to get-togethers in which you spend the whole time thinking about how you and your Kenyon friends would be doing it differently. But for God's sake don't say these things out loud like I am because you'll sound like an annoying asshole.
This is a long, convoluted way of saying that this past weekend I took a friend from home to New York to meet some friends from Kenyon and it restored this hope in me that I'm not living two different lives, but one that I've moulded from things and people that are meaningful.
/end serious post.