Wow, what a weird mix of emotions. I’ve been enjoying this last weekend in Bethesda immensely and I’m sitting in my room looking at my two packed bags, ready for the next phase of my adventures to begin.
It’s been a weird week of nostalgia and meeting up with friends. I’ve found the occasion to go by my elementary school, middle school and high school over the week. I’ve seen how they’ve stayed the same, but also changed in the time since I’ve passed through the halls. Wood Acres Elementary School was most recently renovated in 2002 and looks nothing like the school I graduated from more than 12 years ago, but one of the 5th grade teachers from my time just retired. Then, I drove past my middle school, Pyle. It’s also undergone lots of significant renovations. It’s been in the news recently too, though. There was a really bad sexting scandal this past year. On the plus side, my favorite history teacher from high school just became the principal there.
Anyways, as I prepare to move on, I’m happy. This past week has been a lot of fun. I’ve seen my oldest friend (from kindergarten through college) and hung out with some awesome people in Dupont Circle (makes me feel so old). My parents and I enjoyed a yummy meal at Jaleo and watched a really cool movie.
The next chapter of my journey is beginning, but I leave this one on a very happy note. Talk to you tomorrow, from the West Coast.