I'm gonna be honest, though. It's tough. I left behind some of the best friends a girl could have. I cried until about Belvidere, which means nothing to my Utah peeps, and very little to my Chicago peeps, but some of you will know that's a good 2 hour cry. That's a lot for this stone-hearted gal.
Now my new version of life begins. It's a lot different being a poor student, mooching off whatever services the government feels like handing out to us, and praying constantly that all this change isn't forever scarring my dear children for life. All I can hope for is that they see that being brave and chasing dreams and rolling with the punches is what life is all about.
So now I just get to enjoy having the warm envelope that is my family, and taking advantage of all the things I always said I would do but never did. It was good to see the faces of my dear family, and to start accepting the new normal that has become my life. I guess that's about all I can do for now.