"Starting to realize how few days I have left in NY. Makes me happy & sad, excited & scared, just a bundle of contradictions"
This statement still sums up how i'm feeling. i'm so excited about being close to my nieces, so happy at the idea of a fresh start and a brand new section in my book called "life". but i'm so sad & scared about all of the people and memories that i'm leaving behind.
I've been planning out my last month here and trying to make sure i "fit" in everything i need / want to do ... my time is filling up so quickly. I'm also starting to realize all of the "lasts" i'm going to experience
- my last NY fall season
- my last shift at either of my jobs
- my last time to just 'hang' with my 2 best friends
- my last midnight movie extravaganza with my BS girlies
- my last church service at Grace
- and on and on and on the list goes
so i'm hoping to be more consistent on here, to capture all of these memories and moments i'm having
yesterday i went to Vermont with my mom and her 2 sisters (visiting from Alabama). it was a very fun trip. they had me laughing so hard a couple times i almost ran off the road. it was great to take them places they had never seen before (like the Van Trapp family lodge, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Ben & Jerry's Factory, show them the foliage in most of its splendor (see below picture), and experience new things together too (like take the ferry across Lake Champlain from VT into NY).
i posted a bunch of pictures from our adventures yesterday but i just want to share this one again because this tree was breathtaking
i will get back to my normal "3 things" tomorrow but just had to get these thoughts / feelings off my heart tonight ...