Home Stretch

By: Connor Lenahan

“Home” by LCD Soundsystem was the song playing in my ears as I landed in Boston yesterday. As I touched the ground, I not only felt the joy of being back at my favorite place in the world, but also a renewed vigor for the remainder of my freshman year at Boston University. It felt good to be home. It feels good to be home. Now is when things start to pick up again.

While I spent a few days basking in the sun in Florida I was able to grab some much needed rest and relaxation. The main side effect of trying to conquer the world is extreme exhaustion. I needed a few days to sleep in and not have twelve different things pulling at my side. That’s what spring break did for me. It was perfect.

But once I was fully recharged, I was ready to get back to the aforementioned world conquering. I was ready to finish the second semester out strong. I was ready to enjoy the city I love dearly slowly (read: slooooooowwwwwwllllyyyy) changing from winter into slightly-not-winter allowing for my jacket collection to be put in storage for a few months. I was ready to get back to my guys on the BU basketball team as they prepare to take on Illinois here in Boston on Wednesday in the NIT. Overall, I was ready to be home.

That’s why “Home” became the song of my trip. As soon as I was ready to get back to work, I found myself singing along the three words James Murphy whispers in the opening minute, “take me home.”

It feels good to be back. Not much left this semester, let’s make it the best it can be.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a freshman at Boston University, majoring in journalism. He can be contacted at lenahan@bu.edu