This summer is different from those past. Instead of being around solely co-ops who are living life to the fullest for three short months before returning to school, these days I watch some of my friends prepare to begin their “real” lives in Houston.
In some ways, I really envy them…for having decided where they want to live, for choosing a stable career, for moving on without looking back, and even for being able to get nice furniture and frame their pictures and buy things without thinking about how they’ll transport it to wherever they go in a few months.
As the summer progresses, I find myself becoming more at ease, maybe even happy(!), with the decisions I struggled to make before graduation. I am excited about driving out west, and excited about going to Stanford, wary of the innumerable changes to come, but looking forward to seeing what graduate school holds for me.
But I still envy the ones who are settling in.