Saying Goodbye to Friends | Rebecca Williamson | #RoadToRyerson

Current location:

Middle of nowhere in Texas at 3:00 am

Current temperature:

It’s dropped to 92 F (33.3 C) from 107 F (41.6 C)

Last concert I went to:

5 Seconds of Summer in Dallas, Texas

Last place I traveled:

Dallas, Texas

Song I am currently listening to:

24 Hour Nights by my friends’ band, This is All Now

As summer draws to a close, I’ve been realizing there are a lot of lasts that will be occurring. The last time I sleep in my own bed. The last time I fight with my siblings. The last time I eat at my favorite restaurant. But perhaps the most important, the last road trip with my friends.

We go on these trips fairly frequently. One week I am sitting on the beaches of Laguna and the next I’m back in Texas. But I don’t even get the pleasure of saying I get to stay at home because days later I am back on the road with my favorite people for our next big adventure. These adventures are nothing less than extraordinary. How many people can say that they jumped into a stranger’s car in Vegas and ended up making the best of friends. From 24 hour nights in Vegas to glamorous days in San Francisco, road trips with these girls can get a bit crazy. But that’s what summer is all about, right? Never in my wildest dreams did I think that a west coast road trip would even be in my thoughts but less than 2 weeks later I get a call from my friends to get packing for our last adventure; our Texas road trip. Short but sweet, the perfect saying for a perfect weekend. We drove to Dallas for another 5 Seconds of Summer concert, then drove back to Houston for yet another, and it is such a perfect way to say goodbye to my friends. Taking the 5:00-7:00 am driving shift and jamming to Green Day with everyone to stay awake is truly an experience, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The last time I’ll see my friends until December!
The last time I’ll see my friends until December!
Trying to stay awake right now to write this!
Trying to stay awake right now to write this!

This brings me to the subject of goodbyes. Like all the lasts that are quickly occurring, the goodbyes are just as hard to experience. I still have a few weeks before I officially move, but part of that time will be spent on vacation, and by the time I get back many of my friends will have left for their own schools throughout the US. Since I won’t be able to go home until December due to the far distance, I’ve really been cherishing the time that I am able to spend with people before I leave. I’ve been hanging out with people who I know I won’t see for months, and saying goodbye when we leave each other breaks my heart every time.

While this may seem like I’m not looking forward to moving, the complete opposite is true. I’m absolutely thrilled to be moving, and am literally counting down the days until I will be able to call Toronto and Ryerson my home. Since I’ve been home so little throughout the summer, I have yet to begin packing, but I’ve made what seems like 18 packings lists so I’m sure that once I do find time to pack and shop I’ll be in good shape!

Like making lists, another thing I have done quite frequently is watch dorm room tour videos on YouTube. I’m all about color coordination and organization, so I’ve been taking notes and brainstorming color schemes and decorating ideas for my room for the last few months.  I have a single room in the IILC, so I thankfully get to decorate it completely to my taste. Once I move in and decorate I will film a room tour for y’all so see how everything comes together!

Until next time,

Rebecca :))

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