Tuesday, November 28, 2006


It's only a few more days until my big move. I'm really getting excited about it. I haven't been able to sleep very much the last 2 nights because I've been so excited. I went to Target last night and bought some more bins and packed up my room. So I'll be living out of suitcases for the next few days. I can't wait to get out to N. Ireland and be with Ray!

This feeling of excitement is a bit different from last week. Last week I was still excited but more emotional about the move. My mom calls it the "Peter Pan" complex. I think she's right. I really have to grow up now it seems. I find it a bit uncomfortable the thought of leaving my own neverland. The truth is it feels like the end of an era. How blessed I have been to have had so much of my family all around me for so long. To associate daily with them. Not to mention the amazing and wondrful friends I have made here and who I cherish.

Now as I move away it seems that much will be different. My only consolation is that I'm not alone in the family in moving away. It seems to make the idea of moving more bearable to know that others will be experiencing some of the same things as I. It would be much harder to call home and have everyone hanging out together every day while I was in a foreign land.

So now comes the hard part. The goodbye's. Turns out I don't think I'm very good at them. I guess I just haven't had a lot of practice. I have a feeling I'm going to get more practice at them then I would care to. Despite that, I'm looking forward to the move with joy and my sense of adventure firmly in place. I'm excited to find out what's ahead and to hear about all of your adventures while I'm at it.