My sweet cousin Kailey came to spend the weekend with me in Provo. As she moves into her first college apartment, I'll be leaving my last (terrible luck), so we treated our little weekend like an unofficial college life orientation. We went to movies, indulged in yummy food, walked around campus, drove up the canyon for the view, and took late night swims. Though campus is pretty quiet in the summer and Provo seemed a little empty and sleepy, I was so proud to show my places off. She is so smart and confident already, but I'm excited for her to live this life.
We ate lime and strawberry popsicles on my bed and I tried to tell her about the fullness of college. About the sometimes loneliness of it all. About the shocking things you learn to think and the small ways you stop being a child.
But I stopped myself before I said too much. I'd hate to ruin her surprise--it's almost the best part.