the weather was perfect today. the sun was shining brightly and the wind was blowing with some sort of gentle strength. i felt so happy today despite the fact that i will be leaving my home for college tomorrow. nothing is permanent so i am trying to remain positive and refrain from crying. i don’t want to fall a part. I’m going to miss my family so much. I’m going to miss the comfort of home. i can’t help but associate growing up and change with death. maybe growing up doesn’t have to equate with growing old. hopefully.