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!