College Life

I Shall Return

About midway through summer, strange thoughts begin to pop into my head. I may arrive at home after a long day at work while my siblings are away at soccer games, leaving our house unusually empty. I sit down on the couch to rest my sore heels, and I try to think of things to do.

Since I live in a rural area, the options are rather limited. Unless my favorite baseball team is playing a Saturday matinée, I may have trouble finding something interesting to do.

My mind then shifts to thoughts of the past college year and wondering how my friends are faring. If I'm not careful, I may accidentally find myself looking forward to the fall.

Suddenly my brain slaps itself back into a logical state. "Stop it, Sean!" it says. "Summer's not over yet, and once it's over, it won't be back for more than a year." I realize the prudence of this train of thought and walk to the kitchen, where I can make the most of my remaining summer downtime.

But even so, I occasionally dip into that frame of mind when I look forward to seeing my friends and continuing on the path to a hoped-for career beyond my summer job.

Summer's a cherished time, but I can't help but admit that I look forward to the autumnal return to PCC.

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.

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