No more teary goodbyes

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There were lots of teary goodbyes, hugs, and promises to call and keep in touch.

It was the end of my freshman year of college, and my friends and I were parting ways for the summer. I loved college and had such a blast living on campus with all my newly made friends. We went to rock concerts, movies, coffee shops, and had study parties. Three months apart from them for summer break seemed like eternity. I’d also made a couple of older friends who were graduating. Those goodbyes were even more difficult. I didn’t know when or if I would ever see them again. It seemed awful that I could come to love these people so much and then be separated from them.

These feelings and emotions were very familiar. For the first few weeks I was at college, I’d frequently talked with my high school friends on the phone and Instant Messaged with them. While people on my hall were going out to have fun, I would stay in my room and chat with my high school friends.

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