Saying Goodbye with my Response

What’s up, everyone? So as you’ve probably guessed by the title and the excerpt, this door is closing for me. As fun as it was to be a blogger this past year, it was a hard decision to make. However, given the fact that I couldn’t give as much content to you guys because life got so busy with school and the Disney College Program, I decided to stop blogging for a while and focus on other things (such as different writing projects). 
This does NOT MEAN, however, that this will be a sad post! Instead, we are going to celebrate quillegible and send it off with a response to a post made almost a year ago come August! 
I wrote a letter to my future self after my junior year of college on August 22nd as part of my August blog challenge (which I completed with flying colors, thank you very much!). If you want to see the letter before reading the response, click here. So, without further ado, my response letter!

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Dear Past Me,
Hi! I hope everything’s well! So much has happened over the past school year that I hardly know where to start!

Well, for starters, I didn’t get into a sorority. I’m too old to catch up with the whippersnappers so it actually worked out for the best. I did join a workout club, though, and have been able to run a half marathon in April. Even better, the half marathon was Star Wars themed!


(Kylo Ren wanted me to join the Dark Side. I said no and to eat a snickers cause you’re not you when you’re hungry.)

I was BB-8 because who else would I be? In addition, I applied and got accepted into the DCP which is basically what this blog became was a DCP blog! Not complaining, though.

Other than that, been taking classes and making new friends has made me very busy to the point where I can’t write regularly on this blog anymore. For that and other reasons, this will be my last post. 

But there’s so much exciting stuff coming that I’m actually super excited for what’s to come! So I’m not sad but glad for the time I’ve had as a blogger! 

Can’t wait to see what senior year brings!

Sincerely,

Future Me

August – Day 15

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15. Write a Good Bye Letter to Summer.

Dear Summer,

Usually, I would have dreaded saying goodbye to you. All those happy nights of music, dancing, and watching fireworks have been some of the best memories of my life. Dad smoking on his smoker, Mom having a glass of wine with friends, and my brother and I playing games with our friends who would come over pretty much every day.

This summer, that was different, because I lived alone. And it sucked.

Suddenly, I had nothing and had nobody. There was no Dad with his smoker, no Mom with no wine, and all of the friends who I enjoyed summer with (including my brother) are a thousand miles away. Exactly.

This year, Summer, you and I were not friends. But as I’ve spent this last week with my family, I’ve realized that that’s okay. If there’s one lesson that I need to learn it’s that I can’t be a hermit. I’ve tried to be alone, I’ve tried to isolate myself for reasons of my own, and you’ve taught me that I shouldn’t do that for all the right reasons.

At the same time, though, you’ve shown me this blog. You’ve introduced me to the concept of using my writing to reach friends, family, and even people I don’t know. I’ve never felt this good about anything in a long, long time and if I hadn’t been living by myself this summer, I might never have discovered it.

So, it is with great excitement that I bid goodbye to you, Summer. For all the tears and all the joys, you’ve helped me learn more about myself than any of the previous years.

Sincerely,

Olivia