Throughout college, it felt like I was going to be there forever. I didn’t think about it being over until the time to go back to school came back around. Then in September it was really weird when everyone else was going back to school, and it hit me that I wasn’t. I started to miss it a little bit, but that feel faded away pretty quickly.

It was a weird transition to go from being on my own at school to moving back home. But it has been nice to be around and help my parents when they need it, and they’ve always been good about giving me space. Right now I’m trying to pay off loans and I’m saving up for a new vehicle. When my girlfriend finishes grad school, she’s going to move to Pittsburgh and we are gonna look for a place together around here.