Un-clip Me Hometown

Image                                                           Clipped. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

“It’s not you, it’s me.” I know, you’ve heard this line in the movies. That doesn’t make it a lie though. Don’t let the cliché fool you! I really do need to move on.

College acceptance has come. Katelyn Avery is now accepted into a four year school. That 50 dollar application fee left me high and dry, but it didn’t go to waste. I assume my soon to be paid deposit fees will also be worth it. However, that’s a debt story for another time.

This is a time of celebration, but I understand that some of you may be sad. Listen hometown, my wonderful suburban place, in southern Connecticut. You need to un-clip me. I’m pulling down the line so far it’s about to snap. It’s great that you love me, but the nest has to be emptied.

College calls again, and this time I can’t stay home. Community college wasn’t the original plan, but it worked, and I know you loved the no dorms thing. Letting go was never your strong suit.

We were not at each other’s throat….well sometimes we were….but not enough times to matter. It’s “Hasta luego” for now, but please don’t frown. I’m just collecting some tools for a good and stable future. I’ll be home on breaks my friend. No tears yet, because this is not the end.

-Katelyn Avery

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About Katelyn The Journalist

Katelyn Avery is a Connecticut based writer, born in 1993. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May 2016. Journalism major, History minor. Having a bachelor's degree is cool. As someone who has enjoyed writing since childhood Katelyn is very excited to see where her career choice will take her.
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