I am so grateful to have friends like Ally and Dan. I do miss them, but I wasn't sad as I drove back to Dallas because I know they are the types of friends that don't just stop talking to you because you're not in the same state or town anymore. Our friendships have only grown closer in this summer that we've been apart, thank you technology.
So in the ten hours of "alone time" I had of driving in between here and there, I had lots of time just think. I thought about it all. I thought a lot about my life, and where I am now, where I want to be, and the friendships I've made. I was filled with gratitude for my life. I have really been blessed. I have a wonderful job, I have amazing friends from school that you are all probably tired of me talking about, but let's be real, they are the best of the best, and I have amazing friends here in Dallas that I've gotten to know better as this summer has come and gone.
I can finally say that I feel at home here, and I am enjoying life in Texas.
Of course I still miss Idaho, and my college friends, but I am so grateful to finally be enjoying what life has to offer me here in the greatest state ever. I think for so much of this summer I have been so afraid to move on in life and make the transition from "college life" to "real life". I'm not so afraid anymore. I am excited. I move into my new apartment in two days, and that is kind of a big deal. Today I realized that my days of living at home, in the house I grew up in, are over. I'm a big kid now, and will most likely never live under the same roof as my mother. That idea is freaky. This is a big change! But I feel like it's a good change.
One quote that has been on mind lots lately is this, "Love the life you live, live the life you love.". Isn't that quote great?! I need it to be framed and hanging in my new bedroom like asap. Your life is a gift, each day is a gift really. Don't hate the gift you've been blessed with, love it.