So here it is June 2. It is unbelievable how quickly the past four months have flown by. Everyone tells you high school flies by, college flies by, and you don’t believe then they do. You’re so caught up in everything that is going on, you don’t see as time slips away. As most of you can tell it’s been an amazing four months so far. I don’t want it to end yet, I want to just pick up everything I have here and transplant it back home and keep going like nothing changed. Except things do change and the people change and the location changes everything. There is something about being on the other side of the world where you kind of put all your worries behind you and you leave a lot of your inhibitions at the door. Things you would never think about doing back home with people you know seem like obvious choices. I’ve made some great choices while I was here and I’m happy about that.
Last night we just hung out in my room. All of us here, just hanging out enjoying a few drinks and playing games. For once I felt like home. I felt genuinely comfortable and if I didn’t know any better I could have been chilling in Gram and Pa’s garage on a nice summer night (which I’m very much looking forward to). I guess that’s what made it a bittersweet night. I realized just how fast things are going to go this next month. Matt’s parents get here on Monday for two weeks. A week from today Barbara and Jess are going to New Zealand for 10 days. Alex and I are trying to plan something while everyone is gone. Maybe just another road trip or something. Then we are all trying to do something after my birthday when everyone is done with finals. We originally had talked about going to Thailand, but it’s the middle of their monsoon season and flights right now are over $1200. Fiji is a little more reasonable around $700 for the flight, but now we are talking about just driving up the Eastern Coast of Australia for a week and stop at beaches and parks along the way. I think this would be the most fun and hopefully will spend the next day or two crunching numbers and working out all the details so we can get something planned.
Can’t wait to see everyone really soon.
PS Liz if you are reading this get better soon, miss you.