Well, the reunion today was hard. I almost got upset a few times on the way over, but I’m so glad that I went. I got to see all of my favorite attendees, get pictures with them, and exchange addresses with a few so that we can write letters. There were many awkward moments when I was asked “Are you coming this summer?” and I didn’t know how to answer and I didn’t want to lie. I told people that I had to see, as I still didn’t know what was going on with summer classes. I felt horrible for lying to some of the attendees.
The two taking over the program barely acknowledged me, which I was kind of okay with because it eliminated some awkwardness. I just kind of avoided them and hung out with those who came. But I’m happy that I went, as it gave me a lot of closure. I’m more at peace now with my decision not to continue with the program, and I’m glad that I got to see people one last time. Hopefully I’ll find some other great opportunities this summer and will be able to move on for real.