(This post was written on my phone on my way home from work yesterday. I left it as-is, so please pardon the typos.)

Well, I’m on the shuttle on my way home from my last day at Yahoo! I have to say that this summer has been one of the best, if not the best summer of my life. I’ve dreamt of living in california and working at a tech company for as long as I can remember, and despite my best efforts to convince myself that I should be a doctor or a lawyer or a scientist of some sort, I always came back to my one true interest: computers and the Internet.

This summer made that dream come true and then some. I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity or a better experience. Living and working out here has made me realize that not only was I a fool for trying to convince myself that there is no reliable future for me in the tech industry, but that every single thing I want out of life is available to me here. I’ve now had a taste of the good life and it only makes me want to work harder to achieve it.

I’m headed back home on Sunday. I can’t say I’m necessarily excited to be returning to the grind of school. I miss my friends a lot and I’m incredibly excited for my living situation this year, but at the same time I’ll know in the back of my mind exactly what I’m missing out on by being in Ithaca instead of silicon valley.

This summer was incredibly productive for me in terms of figuring out exactly where my passions lie, which is something I’ve been struggling with for most of my life. I’ve had a look into the world of tech, a world of perpetual creativity and innovation, a world with a great sense of community, and a world with passions so in line with my own that I can’t wait to be a part of it.

Now I only need to make it through the next 653 days until I graduate from college and can move out here permanently. I can’t wait.