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Reemerging from the Back Country

I have reemerged from the back country. This year was especially difficult to leave. I hid behind my sunglasses as I quickly gave everyone a farewell hug. I've never known friendships like this to develop so strongly and so quickly in such a short amount of time, and leaving was one of the hardest things I've experienced. Maybe it's just me. Maybe everyone else is adapting back into society easily, and not thinking about the back country every 3 seconds like I am.

Warning: Extreme levels of sentiment, whining, and general cheesiness may occur in the next few moments.

Every person that I worked with this summer made some sort of positive impact in my life. As a staff, we were incredibly diverse in our personalities, our ideas, how we were brought up, and the futures we were pursuing. There was so much brought to the table, and it only made us want to learn more. There were times when it was an hour long conversation one on one, to several hours long, all of us gathered aro…