Short Summer


By: Connor Lenahan

This morning I left Boston. Over the past few days I have been preparing to leave the Boston University campus and the city I love to return to my hometown of Waverly, PA. Waverly is a small suburb of Scranton, thus the signage above from The Office. My mom and I loaded up her car with an unholy amount of my personal belongings and made the five hour trek home. I arrived in my wooded town just in time to grab a lunchtime chicken wrap from Sheetz.


Life is good.

For many of my friends this has been an emotional goodbye to the joyous world of college until the fall. For me it is simply a visit. What kept me from bursting into tears and grabbing onto the walls of Warren Towers for dear life was the knowledge that I’d be back soon. Really soon.

Like May 19th.

For the entire summer.

I was hired to work for Boston University’s student activities office over this summer to help with social media accounts and preparing incoming freshmen to enter into their new BU life. Calling this a dream job would be an understatement. I was over the moon to get this opportunity and am further into outer space to be able to start soon.

If you are unaware of my unhealthy love of any and all things Boston you have not been paying attention. I’m obsessed with the city and the school. Any extra seconds I get there leads to a very happy leprechaun (Me).

This of course leaves us with how I am handling this summer at home. The short summer is really less of a “summer” and more of a cameo or a quick trip. While my moving back to Boston infuriated my friends Brooke Chapple and Mariana Winters among others they all knew this was the best possible thing for me to do.

I’m going to miss Waverly and the people in it. Never for a second think I won’t. I’ll be in my happy place, that’s a given, but it’s a happier place with my parents, my brothers, my family, my puppy, my friends, and everything else that makes me love Waverly.

I’m heading back in 10 days. I’m not going to have a lot of time, so let’s make the most of this. Let’s cram as much fun as we can into this short summer. Deal? Deal.

Good Talk.

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