Inspired by Ceri’s Dear July
You are special this time.
Not that you weren’t before,
but it’s just that this time you are particularly special.
Because you are the last one that precedes certainty – at least for now.
You brought us work experience that challenged us, July. We got some things right and many things wrong. But we learned from the mistakes and are prepared to do better when we meet your older sister August.
You were kind, July. You let us spend time with our high school friend, who is working close by! And we went on walks with our mom every night! Okay fine, almost every night.
You were also not-so-kind, July. You made us move again, for the sixth time specifically
(fifth, if we only count the times we remember)
But it wasn’t all bad. We dug up so many memories, pictures, and projects that we hadn’t seen in years, and laughed a lot! So for that, thank you.
But mostly, you were confusing July. Senior year is coming up. You reaffirmed our choices, but then made us question them. You made us excited for the future, but also scared. We made spreadsheets and lists, and spoke conversations and conditionals.
Still, we are taking your confusion into tomorrow, despite our efforts to organize it away. So we will welcome the uncertainty that succeeds you, and take things one day at a time. Just like we did with you.