So, today we dropped the Cosmic Daughter off at college, a 100 mile drive from our home in the mountains. Friday we took all her stuff and got her room set up, but she came back for the weekend. Today was the official “you’re on your own!” dropoff.
Driving back I found myself contemplating lots of things as I drove along with the beautiful Rocky Mountains to the west, scattered storm clouds dotting the plains to the east and listening to my iPod as I tooled along the interstate.
It was fun to be back on a college campus again. There’s something about college campuses that just makes me feel good (and no, it’s not [just] all the hot young chicks in shorts and tank tops) and today was no exception. I love the whole college scene, the guys throwing frisbees on the lawn between the dorms, the girls roaming around in girl-flocks, the sense of growth and freedom that suffuses the place with the general overall feeling of life just beginnning… I should probably have been a college professor since I like the college environment so much.
Oh well, that officially makes today the start of a new chapter in our lives. This is the fourth time we’ve sent the Cosmic Daughter off on her own, and it does get easier each time, but it’s still odd to walk outside and see the empty spot on the driveway where her car used to sit.
Another year, another college loan, and another chapter…. not bad for a weekend I guess.