It is amazing to me how quickly the kids leave and how quickly everything seems to fade to a distant memory. Even now, as I sit in the computer room of the Girls HC, I feel as though summer is about to begin, not that it just ended.
This summer was a summer for me to figure out who I was and just how strong of a person I have become in my 22 years. Destruction, loss, loneliness, death, fear, pain, and tears made up the negative aspects of the summer, but all led me to the realization that there are bigger things and moments in life than those that many tend to focus on day in and day out.
I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason and I have never believed it more than after this summer. I have developed relationships and memories that will last me for a lifetime and my summer is still not complete. Tomorrow, I head into NYC with Kelley Candles for about five days and then driving down Long Island to work at Hampton Country Day Camp.
It is a bittersweet feeling to watch campers and friends leave for their life back home while I am still so far from my family and those that I am closest to. But I know that this is all a test for my "real life" when I leave home for the first "real" time in January and start my life and career in Seattle.
Remember to live everyday one day at a time and to always follow your heart. Treat everyone around you with the respect they deserve and never forget to love.
Live and Love,