With the spring season finally upon us, it’s hard to believe how quickly senior year has passed and that in short order high school graduation will be here. At this point, I have found myself thinking often of all the little things I love about Wilton and will miss next year; I guess it’s natural to recognize the things you will miss about your hometown as you really begin to contemplate leaving. There are so many things about Wilton that I will miss as I go off to college next year — my family, my friends, my teachers, of course! But there's something more — it's my community, my hometown. I'm home here.
I already know that going off to college means I’m going to have to adopt a whole new lingo! No one’s going to understand what I’m talking about when I say I’m desperately craving a chicken crust club from Tom E Toes or a fresh salad on a pita from the Luncheonette. And when I recognize all the brands of jeans my friends are wearing, no one will know that I was formerly a self-proclaimed “jean”-ius who worked at B Chic and therefore is trained to distinguish the pockets of AGs versus Citizens. I’m loving every second of my last few months in Wilton — some call this town a bubble, but it’s a bubble where my baristas at Coffee Barn know me by name and by order and where I can call ahead to have my order ready so I can still have my coffee fix when I’m running late to school. I want to share some of my favorite things unique to this little bubble we call home.