So, to those of use who go to Ohio University, there’s a sort of enchantment that Athens casts over us. We leave it, and we can’t seem to wait to get back here just to go Uptown or to see our friends. But, there are some, like me, who are starting to lose the magic that Athens seems to contain.
I don’t understand quite why that is happening. I still enjoy the people, I still love seeing my friends, or hearing about things from my 110 friends. However, the magic just isn’t there. There’s a certain something missing from the equation, and it’s hard to put my finger on it. It could be the location. It is an hour and a half from both major population centres of Columbus, Ohio and Charleston, West Virginia; having grown up in a city my whole life, it’s harder to adjust to the relatively small size of Athens. It’s about the size of my suburb in Columbus, just thrown into Appalachia.
I suppose it’s natural to want to move on, but I’m only a junior. I’ve got another year to go before I can think about picking up and moving. But at the same time, I just want to go ahead and get on with going to the UK at this point. One can call it burn out, but it’s not not burn out. I want to learn, and I want to finish my degree…it’s just that the allure of Athens seems to have just left my body. Is it really okay to feel this way? I don’t really mind Athens, but I’m left counting down to when I can leave, and that’s not how anyone should operate. It should be about the times that are awesome, and that’s really how this year has been. I take nothing but positives from the people I know and the places I’ve been with them. But maybe it’s time already. Who knows.