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    I’ve always been resistant to it (change, that is)…suppose that’s just human nature. Label me average.

    One of the biggest changes of my life so far is coming up and I approach it mixed emotions. I’m beginning a new chapter of my life in Europe. It will hopefully involve grad school, but that remains to be seen…applications and letters and are on their way! Send good vibes my way!

    but…mixed emotions is a bit of an understatement.

    I’m very sad to leave the area I grew up, the area I’ve called home for so much of my life. I’m sad to leave the friends who’ve been by my side for so long, through thick and thin. I’m sad to leave my sister, who I’ve always held in such high regard and have always been so close to. I’m sad to leave my baby nephew, Frazier, whom it is quite possible that I love more than I ever thought humanly possible. My grandparents, my aunt and uncle, my cousins, my professors…the list goes on and on really.

    However I’m happy about so many things too. I’m actually happy for the change. I feel I’ve gotten too used to and comfortable in this area. The workers in Starbucks know my name and order by heart, I know almost all the waiters’ names at El Jarrito, and I can’t go a single place in town without seeing someone I know or someone who knows me (there’s a difference!). I can’t say I haven’t enjoyed this and so much more about being me in a small town – but it is time for a change. I’m happy about that. I’m also happy to move closer to my parents, who are currently located in Europe. I’m happy to meet new people and make new friends. I’m happy to start at a new school and learn new material. So many places to explore that I’ve never been before! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I plan on living it to the fullest.

    One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was give away my dog. and that is the main point of this blog post…

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