Saying goodbye is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I will never see some of these people again. I don’t know where they’ll be in 2, 5, 10 years. But I know I could never forget them.
I’ve made a lot of new friends just this summer, and I’ve gotten closer to others. Some have drifted away. But they’re all still in my heart. I’ll always have the pictures and the memories to remind me what a fantastic summer I had the year before college.
I’m leaving with absolutely no animosity. I cleared the air with people I shouldn’t have been fighting in the first place. I reclaimed and reinforced broken friendships.
I led a group of young thespians with my best friends in the world. I kicked ass in theater and I taught kids how to kick ass. I flexed my leadership muscles.
And I generally had an awesome time in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Started out hating it, but now I’m truly sad to be leaving it. I made some great friends and I know I’ll stay in touch with many of them. Stay golden.