And now I'm sitting at my gate for the first of three flights, willing myself to stay awake so I don't sleep through boarding.
I have cried quite a bit in the last few days. In sadness, saying goodbyes to people I love, thinking about the life changes I will be missing from the other side of the world...in joy, thinking about the people I will see at the end of this marathon travel and what's to come in this new season...in grief, as I have mourned the passing of this world I've created and grown to love in Orange County.
I have laughed a ton and danced like mad and eaten more string cheese than anyone ever should. I listened to podcasts about ending well, (which reminded me that this wide-range of emotions I have been feeling is normal) and I sang the words of 'Closing Time' by Semisonic each time I teetered between joy and sadness.
"...Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end..."
Here's to a new beginning...
< Cabin crew prepare for departure >
I can't wait to sleep all the way home!