So today is the last full day of school until spring break, and honestly, I do not know how I feel. I miss my parents of course, and my friends have been messaging me to come back, and I need to do college planning, and yada yada yada, but as I am typing this blog post, I realized that I do not care about any of that, as my new home, Chewonki, has always been here for me, and why on earth would I want to leave my home?
I remember someone talking about their schedule at home “ So my day goes: wake up, and rush to school without breakfast, then go to school, where I have to sit for lecture after lecture and get mountains of homework, then I have lunch with people who only care about themselves, then more classes. After all that, I have to go to a sport or activity with people who are stressed out, and finally, I go home and am stressed out, tired, and I have to do a ton of homework. But here, I wake up with friends, eat a really good breakfast after hearing someone give a morning pep talk, then go to classes with teachers who care about their subjects, and more importantly, care about me. It feels so refreshing knowing that I am important to them, and that they are important to me. Where else can I go on a run with my math teacher, or knit with my spanish teacher, you know, like Caroline said in her blog?” This is the general feeling here, and I have to say, I love every second of it. I have now decided, I am going to live here forever. I myself may go back home, but my impacts, be it a gender neutral bathroom, or a poster for g-squad, or being a part of the best dish crew ever (dc 6) will last forever. I am so blessed with this opportunity, and even though it is not perfect here, it is as close to heaven as I have ever experienced.
-Ken, The Westminster Schools, Georgia