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SoCal is SoFun

I'm here in California. The weather is warm, but not unbearably hot like it was a few weeks ago, thank God. I'm hoping to touch base with missquita while I'm here, which will be a lot of fun. Tomorrow's Ben's birthday, Friday we leave for Vegas, and next week we're doing all sorts of cheesy, touristy things in L.A. I might even stop in and get a tattoo at the LA Ink shop... or maybe just a commemorative t-shirt. To be determined.

I'm feeling sort of sad for some reason. Wednesday was my last day of work, and it extremely emotional for me. A bunch of the kids made me cards, they had a cake for me, and about 20 of my co-workers came out after work for my goodbye soiree. Apparently a few of the kids have had behavioral problems since I've left - because I left - which has been hard to hear. It's so wonderful to know that I made such an impact and was able to be so supportive to this little group of kids, but it's heartbreaking to know I, too, have become another adult to leave. Needless to say, I cried most of the day. One child even asked if I could be his Mom - completely sincerely. Sometimes, I really wish I could say yes.

I return to Boston on the 14th, then pack up, and head cross-country June 30th. A month from today I'll be somewhere in the middle of the country, loaded up with my cat and only some of my precious belongings, and beginning the next chapter of my life: Post-Boston Life. It's amazing how good things start to look as soon as you're about to leave.

For now I'm trying not to think about it. I'm focusing on having fun while I'm here in California. If nothing else, I'm excited to have already eaten Taco Bell, which is almost non-existent in Massachusetts - and I love it just as much as I did during those drunken nights in Eugene. So that's good.


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Jun. 3rd, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
It's always hard to leave, but how nice to know you made a genuine impact on these kiddos.

I know you will miss Boston and that life there. But I am so excited for you to be back in Oregon :) This is another big step you have made, and as always, I am excited for you to do it.

Be safe and have fun!

I am leaving on my big road trip east on Sunday, I wish I was leaving later so I could bump into you somewhere along the way. I guess that means I just have to get up to Portland to visit :)
Jun. 4th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Umm, I' sitting here getting ready to leave for work, and still so excited that you are here. Possible fast food for dinner, again. And, now, Vegas in two days. Have fun today ;)
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