Well my car is packed up for the most part! We barely fit everything in but magically its in there. I've been preparing myself for the big move for a while now but it is very real today. I am leaving tomorrow at 2 pm and will arrive at my house in Azusa, CA on Friday the 13th around 10 am. Its gonna be a long drive (24 hours) but, don't worry we have books-on-tape to entertain us.
It has been a lot of goodbyes for me but I'm ready for the next step. I have talked to many of my cohort members this summer and everyone is very excited to be there and get started. I start work on the 16th. I have no idea what I will be doing or even when to be there. Let's hope I gain some info between now and then. This is the first step to a long journey for me.
It is ironic that about 3 weeks ago I began liking country music more than I used to. Unfortunately I will be the only one out in California that really cares for it so that sucks that I just started liking it. Kinda funny though. Also I have tried to do many Texas-inspired activities this week. 2-steppin', eating BBQ, drinking Shiner, wearing boots as much as possible. I think I will miss Texas but I'm not sure for how long. I adapt well to new environments, and California has always seemed like an appropriate place be me, but I'm sure for a time I will miss Texas. I heard that there is a country western dance hall and bar in San Dimas, which is the next town over from Azusa. I am very excited to take my cohort members there to show them how it's really done Texas style.
A few goals of mine just getting there...
1) Becoming a sponge during training considering I am coming with a complete blank slate
2) Run regularly in the amazing outdoor weather and train for the Silver Strand Half-Marathon in San Diego that I am running November 14th
3) Finding a home church that I will actually become a member of. I really want to be involved in a bible study or small group of sorts
4) Explore every area I can before classes start September 8th.
I anxious, ready, packed, a little sad to be leaving so many amazing people, and so pumped for the next chapter of life. I am so blessed to know everyone that I have met so far in my life because I feel so prepared to make this step. Thanks to all who have supported and loved me along the way. I will miss you and let me know if you are in LA!