on 

you know, i think i really (will have) learned something about myself, and (will have) made some new friends along the way. and it’s great that i made (considerably less than) $70k (but enough to have made it worth it again next year even if i get grouchy if i’m up later than 11)

(because that’s what it all boils down to, is not getting to go to bed at a reasonable hour)