The Countdown Begins

Skagit Valley College BASAM Class of 2020 – 3/4 of the way through a bachelor degree

With Labor Day behind us, the countdown to the start of the Fall Quarter is on. We are now at T-24 days and many of us are in full back-to-school mode. We are excited to welcome back the Class of 2018-20, pictured above on the last day of the year, all attired in our BAS-AM finest. And, we are equally excited to welcome the Class of 2019-21, who will take part in program onboarding on September 13.

I’m excited about the year ahead. But, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ll miss the more relaxed pace of summer work, the long evenings, the chance to be outside golfing, gardening, grilling, reading, exploring, ambling in the countryside with my puppy, being on the water, eating ice cream, the list of summer adventures is long. I’m bottling up memories of an unforgettable summer and when things get hectic in the fall, I’ll uncork this bottle. I’m hoping that as these memories waft through my mind, it will make things seem just a little less frantic.

What about you? What will you be remembering to keep you grounded once memories of a leisurely summer become all too distant?

2 thoughts on “The Countdown Begins

  1. I too had a wonderful relaxing summer, and have one last trip planned before school starts. Having said this, I see the photo of MY class and am filled with excitement to get back to MY class and connect with everyone I have not seen since the end of spring. I have traveled far and long in my life and have made numerous close friends. I have been apart of many tight groups. I have even been to war and built the unbreakable bonds of relationship that are only forged by sharing extreme peril together. Yet for a reason I cannot yet explain I feel a similarly strong bond with MY class. This is “The community the Sunaina built” and I can’t wait to connect again and see how everyone is doing after the summer. See Y’all soon!


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