We left Hawaii this week, and it was much harder than we expected. Katie and I met there, set up our first little apartment, made friends whom we now consider family, and just graduated last weekend. We finally confirmed our plans for this next year. We'll be bouncing around a lot this summer to visit family, then moving to Lancaster England in August for graduate school. It would have made our planning much easier had we heard back from that school earlier. The program is exactly what I want, and both the school and location are great.
So while we're torn up about leaving friends and memories (cheesy? maybe) in Hawaii, we're also ready for some new adventures. It's time, again, to push ourselves out of our comfortable bubble to enjoy new areas, cultures, and the company of new friends.
We'll be in Oregon for now.