MY DAY: Leaving for college

It’s that time of year when students leave for college for the first time, or leave returning students.

This week, I bid farewell to three 2014 postgrads who are now starting their collegiate journey. Two students I’ve had for 12 and 13 years, and the other for two years. It was quite a bittersweet week.

Tonight, I had dinner with my friend, Suzanne, and her niece, Erin. For the past several years, Erin has been like my own niece, as well. I just love this girl. Tuesday morning, she will be heading to Chicago to begin her studies at the prestigious school for film and cinema.

It does not seem like it has been 31 years since I began my own journey at Ball State University as a freshman. I had been ready to start college since my junior year of high school, and loved every minute of that initial journey.

I do remember the eagerness, and excitement to explore life. 31 years later, I still have that thirst for exploration and knowledge.

I do love the beginning of the school season each fall. There is a newness, and refreshing feeling in the air. However, when it comes to saying goodbye to my seniors leaving for college, I do feel a bit of heartache.

Best wishes, Nick, Kaylee, Jeff, Andrew, Erin, and Matthew. Know you are loved.

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About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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