Sunday, April 17, 2011

reality check

Today it kicked in that I'm really leaving for this summer.  And then leaving some more for the Fall semester.  My work now knows that my last day is April 30.  My mom's looking at booking hotels for May 1st when we go check out the apartment that we want to put a hold on.  It's just coming up so fast.  

I feel like my dad thinks Kelcy and I are going for the wrong reason-- to party, or what not.  But we're going because this summer is a fantastic opportunity for our futures.  Why else would we leave everyone we love and everything we've ever known?  Especially since I'm going to be gone for the whole Fall semester...you would think that I would want to spend as much time as I could at HOME.  But I want to grow--and that's what I'll be doing for the next seven months.  

I'm just going to live the next 29 days or so to the fullest.  I'm nervous, excited, scared, sad, happy, concerned, skeptical, curious, and ecstatic about the next seven months of my life.  I finally feel like I'm becoming me.  By picking myself up from everything I've ever known, all I will have to rely on is who I am.  And I'm confident that Kelcy and I will be just fine.  We can do anything we put our minds to, especially when we're together.

2 comments:

Kai.Mercado. said...

You are going to have a GREAT time in La and abroad!! ANd you know one person at least in California (MEE!) so that is good!

Kristen Grace said...

You are going to do SUCH great things Brooke. Believe in yourself and it's all going to work. Plus you have Kelcy there with you for the summer and ME to call whenever you need tips about where to go in MALIBU!

I am SO excited to see what's in store for you. You deserve everything that's coming to you babe.

I love.miss you.