Last night, I was chilling in my family room, watching a movie. Suddenly, the people in the apartment above started to scream out their window. Living in an apartment complex full of college students, it really wasn’t anything out of the ordinary.
However, then I began to hear something else: a soft rumble of voices outside my window. It sounded like a multitude of people were screaming. Then I looked at my clock and grinned.
Jumping up and dashing to my window, I threw it open, seeing a fresh layer of snow on the ground. Screams of stressed college students drifted to my apartment window from all over campus. I was surprised I could hear it this year; having left Brody behind, I didn’t think I get to be part of the Midnight Scream.
Tradition calls for the whole of campus to scream out their windows on midnight Sunday of finals week. It’s surprisingly beautiful, perhaps more from the participation of so many then the actual sounds themselves.
And interestingly enough, I will be using it as a metaphor.
This semester at HOMTV has been fantastic. So much so, that I will be returning next semester as a special assignment intern. I’ve met wonderful people, learned tons, and have grown immensely. Like the midnight scream, the beginning of my time here was rough and I wondered how I would manage to get through it all. However, in the blink of an eye, it has gone by and I no longer feel the need to scream. Though I was stressed and busy and juggling loads of work, it came together in a beautiful mess. And I am blessed to be able to have been part of the HOMTV family that is bigger than you could imagine.
Now, I’m going to go on vacation for three weeks. But I’ll be back. And HOMTV better be ready.