This time of year I almost always start thinking about this song by Cheryl Wheeler.
I always get sad and sentimental at the end of summer and autumn–as Cheryl Wheeler says in the lyrics, “Who could help but welcome autumn and the promise of the winter snow? Still there’s something sweet and wistful as I watch this lovely summer go.”
But in today’s post, I’m deciding not to moan about it all ending or dreading the busyness and stress of grad school life. Instead, I’m going to focus on the things I loved about this summer and the things I’m looking forward to about being back at school.
When I get back to school, I’m looking forward to seeing friends in my department and from swing dance.
This summer, I loved the chilly mornings and afternoons in the 80s tops.
When I get back to school, I’m looking forward to a few weeks of hot summer weather. (Cold drinks and breezy dresses!)This summer, I loved having more time to work on my blog and read and comment on others.
When I get back to school, I’m looking forward to my sweetheart having weekends free to come visit me.
This summer, I loved having time off from teaching.
When I get back to school, I’m looking forward to building on what I’ve learned from past semesters and having fun with a new batch of freshmen.
And now, at the very end of this post, I will admit to one thing I don’t particularly love about going back to Ft. Collins: traffic.
What was one thing that you loved about summer, and what is one thing you’re looking forward to this coming autumn?