I'm back at school squeezing the hand of summer and being forced to let go.  Last year. 

It's strange being back. I feel like I lived so much of life this summer, and got ready for the next step.

There are a few things that I have been avoiding. Maybe it was fear of the end of an era, or the loss of innocence. Either way, I had never read Persuasion. As an English major, I love Jane Austen. Still, this was the last book, I would have finished the canon. 

This summer, to cap off the time, I read Persuasion, every single page. 

A new era has begun and it's not as scary as I feared. Though some of my classes are starting to cause me anxiety that comes with the first time you meet and read the syllabus, I know the drill and I know that I can do this. 

I know where I am and I know where I'm going. There are some blanks in the between-times, but I'm willing to chase the path I'm supposed to be on. Regardless of persuasion to the contrary.