There’s something about a good community that makes everything five times better. Living in a college dorm, I’m surrounded by people at all times of the day. It’s something I’ve grown used to, and now in Hawaii I seek to continue having a close knit community. Luckily for me there are 8 other people who make my community great.
With such great people all hanging out in the most beautiful place possible you have to understand that friend separation anxiety is a real thing in my life. When I’m not working or doing laundry, the only thing I want to do is hangout with friends. All tests point to me being an introvert, but this summer I just want to spend as much time as I can with people.
I don’t know if it’s because I know there’s a time limit- an end to my fantastic Hawaiian summer- or if it’s because I have no family around, but something in me always wants to be out and about with friends. It’s a bummer knowing that I have a countdown. Knowing that after ten weeks has passed my internship is up, and it’s time for me to head home. It’s even scarier to think that I won’t be returning, at least not soon, and if I do, the people, the situations, and the adventures will all have a different dynamic. It will never be like it is right now in this moment.
So that’s why I enjoy it. I enjoy spending every waking moment with friends even if that means getting up at the crack of dawn and spending the next 17 hours together. I enjoy making memories with people who have made my summer incredible. Without them there would be a few less smiles, a few less inside jokes, and far, far less laughs.