I think that having Jen call us up to end camp how we began it was…well, awesome. While singing and dancing, all of the memories, laughs, and friendships created over a truly special ten days at the workshop. All the laughs and inside jokes we had at the broadcast group. The numerous fits of laughter at dinner. The first night with kareoke. I made some very special friends, read some touching blogs, learned a lot about the news. I will never watch another news broadcast the same. I know that for sure. All of you made this a very special experience, and I, truthfully, can not wait for our paths to cross again. To Tammy, Jose, Janell, Jen, Jeanine, Dr. Dave, and everyone who taught me so much about the world of journalism. To all of the friends I made and treasure, thanks.
I never thought I’d say this, but I am SO glad I’m back at the workshop.
When camp first started, I was tired and homesick, but now I can’t believe this whole experience is almost over. When I was rushed out of the cafeteria on Friday due to my rapidly deteriorating health (okay, it wasn’t that dramatic), all I kept thinking was how much I’m going to miss everyone here, and how I was glad that it wasn’t goodbye forever.
Sitting in the living room last night talking about important topics such as religion, marriage, etc. with Zion, Catherine and Jazmine made me feel completely at home. It’s funny, the first Sunday I was here I couldn’t wait to get back home to my friends and family, but on the second Sunday, I realized that my friends are here, and we’ve become sort of a family as well. Everyone in my dorm slept in the living room last night so we could all be together, and they didn’t give me too much of a hard time for my footie pajamas. 😉 I’m going to be so incredibly sad when this is all over, because I’ve developed a fondness for each and every single one of you (yes, even you Kimmy). I just want you guys to know how much I am truly cherishing my time here, and I’m going to try to savor up every last minute I spend in your company.
Here’s to hoping I actually get to say goodbye before I depart on Wednesday. I love all of you.