SOURCE:Fall Alberta Ferretti

Today’s kind of a black and white day for me. It’s raining – the first all-day raining day of this summer to my memory – and nostalgia is upon many of my classmates and friends as they leave for college this week.

Fall Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti’s Fall 2010 Campaign, shot in black and white, is gorgeously photographed by Paolo Roversi and starring Monika Jagaciak and Sigrid Agren.

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Fall Alberta Ferretti

Fall Alberta Ferretti

photos via Fashion Gone Rogue

Fall Alberta Ferretti

It’s nearing the end of summer, the end of August, and on the 27th I’ll be at Yale moving in all my stuff.

I’m about to have the experiences I’ve been dreaming of since I was 5. And now that it’s here, the only emotion I’m feeling other than gratitude – towards my parents for raising me in this true haven of Northern Virginia – is the complete and utter panic of no, no, no, no, no. I’m not ready. I’m not ready to leave behind everything I know. I’m not ready for the big, scary world with no parents and no safety net. I’m not ready to move about 350 miles away. No, no, no, no, no.

Yes, that is indeed the most eloquently I am able to describe my feelings right now.

All summer long, I’ve been playing it off – oh, I’ll be too excited making friends, too busy with classes, too happy enjoying “freedom”; there’s no way I’ll miss home. And now it’s nearing the end of August, and I’m petrified.

Today I started packing my school supplies and watched some of my friends leave, and nostalgia is hitting hard. This fall, I’m falling, faltering all over my old memories.

Is it possible to be homesick before you’ve even left?

Fall Alberta Ferretti

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