Monday, June 28, 2010

Here Comes Goodbye

I've been in Nebraska all of my life. That's why it's a little weird for me to be packing up my things and moving three states away, but never-the-less, that's what I'm trying to get done today. I leave out for Dallas in the morning.

I'm not sad about leaving though. Ever since I can remember I've wanted to get out of Nebraska and see other places. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Nebraska and, although I'm from po-dunk USA (a.k.a. Chambers), I have some of the best memories from this state. I loved being able to ride my bike and rollerblade down main street of Chambers. I loved knowing every single person in my class, but not just knowing them, knowing details about them. Their birthdays, their parents, their favorite foods. I loved learning how to work hard, how to spend all afternoon helping my dad put irrigation spigots on a pivot. I loved moving to Lincoln to experience all of what college had to offer. I loved meeting absolutely wonderful people and life-long friends. I love that I need to turn on my heat in the mornings, but then switch on the AC in the afternoons.

But I'm excited for a new journey. I'm scared, down right petrified really. I know this is only a one-year deal, but I don't know if I'll ever be "home" again. I just hope my internship leads to a job I'm passionate about.

I know I'll see my family and friends several times a year, but I know I need to make new friends in Dallas. Perhaps that's the part I'm scared of most. I hate that I've invested so much time and love into my friends in Nebraska and now I have to move to someplace new and different and start all over again.

So, Nebraska friends, thank you for the memories. I've loved each and every moment spent with you. I will always have a special place in my heart for you and I hope you keep me in yours, too.

Goodbye and goodluck!

1 comment:

  1. That made me quite sad but you'll be great no matter where you are or what you do in life. ;) I can't wait for your return visits to the department and to hear of your adventures. It's been great getting to know you over the last few years and you'll be greatly missed. I'll try not to a) blow up the score board, 2) not smack the computer tower too hard when it's buzzing too much and c) keep Matt in line. Take care my friend and enjoy what life has in store for you.