Starting today summer was over. The finality is so bitter sweet - the end of a wonderful time of year filled with leisure and the new beginning that every school year's start brings. This past summer really did seem to fly past me though, it feels like I've barely had a break at all, and the time I spent with friends and family didn't last nearly as long as I would have liked. It was especially difficult this year to say goodbye to friends, some moving across country to New York, and some simply staying in Eau Claire, but I've learned that change is vital, and it almost always is for the better. Wishing you all a great 'second new year' and the happiest of weeks!