Summer has come and passed…

…Wake me up when September ends…

And here I sit, at the end of yet another amazing summer. It hardly feels like it should be over. I’ve been back in the real world for a little over a week, and I feel out of place. I feel like there should be another week of campers, another week of memories waiting to be made. This summer’s schedule has thrown me off; there’s one extra week off before school and there was one less week of break before camp started.

Anyway, on to the End-of-the-Summer post. I’ll try not to make it too long because nobody likes reading long posts, but keep in mind it is an update from the last three months of my life…

I don’t know where to start, so I’ll start at the beginning, in January.

I had my interview and honestly started worrying about the summer. I knew I would be without Mojo and Will, so I was skeptical about how good the summer would be. May rolled around and I started working for Keith along with Murph, Tim, and a few others. It was a good time, as always.

When the staff showed up for set up weekend, I was all excited. Although the weekend was wet and nasty, I had a good time. I met some of the people who would make my summer great while working on tent crew. We all got wet, worked hard and, by the end of the weekend, camp was mostly set up.

When the staff showed up, I was short staffed by three people. That didn’t make for a very relaxing staff week like last year’s. At the end of staff week, I had a bare bones staff, shortly to be filled by HA 2005’s sixth staff member.

Then campers showed up and the summer got tons better. As the weeks went by, things got better and better. One group of kids left and would think “How could it be better than this?” And the next week, it was better. This continued throughout the summer, until the end.

The end of the summer was saddening… Not knowing if I’m going to come back or not complicated by leaving everyone who I’ve lived with and become closer to throughout the summer made it hard to say goodbye. It’s always hard to say goodbye because it’s saying goodbye to all the good times, but not the never-fading memories. It was the last summer for so many of the people I have become so close to over the years, but I can confidently say that I didn’t waste any moment, every chance that I had was a chance that I seized.

All and all, it was a great summer. I was sad to see it end, but all good things must come to an end. And I think that’s all I really want to say tonight.

“I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream…”

The End-of-the-Blog Rundown

Song of the DayPrince of Spades – Dispatch

Quote of the Day
Me: Hey Luke, what kind of bird is that over there? It’s got a red body and black wings.
Luke: I don’t know. a Red Winged Blackbird?

Current Moodblah – Blah

I can’t wait until Grand Ritual this weekend…

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