Thursday, August 13, 2009

Returning to Colorado ... and school

A.J. Kazlouski helps lay out the paper on the last night. (Photo Credit: Joanne Yi).

By A.J. Kazlouski (Colorado Springs, CO)

When we all went our separate ways home, we were all having a rough time. We all couldn't help but cry a little, or a lot, we all had our problems at the airport (some more than others), and I learned a lot of us still had some summer school work to do. I had some to do. I still do, actually. But the one thing that I dealt with that thankfully no one else had to after SJP was the first day of school...the very next day.

My flight on August 10 landed around 10. Then from Denver, it took about an hour and a half to get back to Colorado Springs... and after the last ten days, I just couldn't go to sleep! I had to talk about it all! I don't remember when I went to sleep that night, but probably later than I should have!

I woke up this morning, 5:45 am, bright and early! I got to see my girlfriend for a little, and I'm ECSTATIC. But 7:15 rolls around, so I go off to something else I love... our high school paper The Sierra Sentinel, Journalism II, Period 1. There's not TOO much explanation about Princeton, considering we have new students to train, but I show off The Princeton Summer Journal to the other editors...who love it! I pretty much blab about Princeton the whole rest of the day whenever I could, though.

It's now 9:15 pm and I'm exhausted. But as happy as I am to be here with my girlfriend, my newspaper, my mom, my dogs, my friends, and everyone and everything else ... It still kills me knowing the friends I made at the SJP are so far away. So, in a long, roundabout way, I just wanted to say I love you all. Students, directors, counselors, the intern, speakers ... you're all so incredible. It may be cliché at this point, but I know we'll be together again.

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