While it might be the worst kept secret, ever, I wanted to give myself time to tell each of my friends (as best I could) the news face to face before posting it here on the web. But, yes, I am moving to back to California, and quite soon. In fact, as of this writing, I have roughly 21 days left of life in Missouri before I head west to the Golden State.
It’s pretty crazy to think how long I’ve been away from Columbia and Ryan and the rest of my friends. While I’ve had a great to amazing time here in Texas, it is time for me to go home and get ready for the upcoming semester, as well as act on all the job opportunities I’ve been given, before I’m totally overwhelmed and don’t complete any of them…… rutroh.
I drove to Rockport Texas in a last minute effort to squeeze a little more out of my time here. There I visited with my cousins, David, Susan and Katie. David has got to be one of my best friends in the world. The only person who I’ve ever gotten along with so well that we’ve never had a disagreement or argument. We grew up as best friends, moved to California together and have continued to maintain a great, though sadly quite distant, relationship. It was so wonderful to see the three of them, though I really do wish Stephanie, the fourth in this cluster of cousins, could have been there.
We made dinner, I baked a cake and we had a totally random, Cake and a Movie Night. It was just such a wonderful, relaxing and emotionally fulfilling time together.
Tomorrow morning… well, in 9 hours, I’ll be heading to the airport to fly into Columbia. I should probably get myself to sleep but the anxiety of the day ahead of me is nearly too much for me to handle! An ambien would be wonderful right about now.
It isn’t just the stress of so much work to get done when I get home, it’s also the excitement of seeing Ryan, Chadd, Karen, Laura, Eric, Josh, Pheobe, Max Brittany… (@kaleb1983, @chadd65203, @ok2baprincess, @bigred77, @ericcox, @brooding_soul, @fotofobe, @madmax69 @aurablush) and the news that Chase, Corey (@clettenberg, @coreyschmidt) and Sam will be (fingers crossed) moving back to Columbia.
I’ll just have to take it all head on… starting in 8 or so hours. Until then, goodnight!