Tuesday, August 10, 2010


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!


1 comment:

  1. You'll mess Texas a lot after a while. Took me about 6 months. But it's become part of me...I'm the girl from Texas and I'm ok with that!!

    Have a blast in Cali...it's abso-freaking-lutely gorgeous! -Brianna