Well, the time has come. Today has been a busy day. I've packed all my belongings and they are being transported home. It is amazing to look at your life and see how little you really possess. These past few years in Southeastern Idaho have been amazing. It is very difficult for me to leave and I feel like I have been an emotional wreck today. Yet, I know that it is essential for me to leave in order to continue progressing in life.
Speaking of life...It is amazing how it rarely works out the way you plan. This is definitely not how I saw my life going 15 years ago. Not that I am not okay with my life and I don't love life the majority of the time, but I can not sit and read my journals from adolescent and not mourn my old dreams. Yet, my new dreams aren't too shabby. Yes, I still want a lot of the things I wanted when I was younger. However, my dreams have matured as I have matured and I realize that things happen in their own time.
As far as my plans go for now, it looks like I going to be student teaching and then moving back to Tennessee. Oh, how I love the South! It is in my blood. I love sitting on the porch swing, smelling the sweet honeysuckle in the air, looking at the bright stars, and listening to soft song of the crickets. I am probably romanticizing home a little (or a lot) too much but if I don't, I will not go back.
The majority of my family is also in Tennessee. I love my brothers, sisters, in-laws, and nieces and nephews out that way. They are all great people. There is not doubt that I will find opportunities to love and receive love when I go home.
So, Rexburg, I mourn leaving you; Boise, I am excited to meet you, and Tennessee, we will meet again soon. Wish me luck!