You know that feeling when it’s the last day at camp? When you’re all in that one room hugging, taking last-minute photos, and saying good-bye to each other while your parents are carrying your bags, waiting for you to finish so you can go back on your way home? But then you don’t want to leave the friends that you’ve met and bonded with for weeks through muddy clothing, late-night talks, and itchy mosquito bites? Sure there’s email, phone calls, and heck, even nowadays we have countless social medias to choose from! But knowing it wouldn’t be the same waking up the next morning at home without doing the regular camp responsibilities, participating in team-building activities, and learning new things all while laughing and making fun of each other with banters and inside jokes is absolutely the most bittersweet feeling in the world. Bitter because it ended, but sweet because it happened—do you know that feeling?
That’s what my last day interning for tech-support felt like. During the last few hours of my [extended] IT Summer 2016 INternship with my first Discovery family, I felt like a little kid on her last day of camp, and boy it was definitely bittersweet.