I feel kinda jittery tonight.
It is late and I am tired, but I am too wired from pre-trip stress to fall asleep yet. You see, tomorrow is the beginning of a new chapter of my life.
The past few weeks have been all about saying good bye. I just graduated from the University of Alabama with a BA in Adventure Photography, and a BS in World Cultural and Environmental Interactions. I also just finished my fourth year of service as a Campus Life staff at a local high school and middle school, where I invested countless hours into the lives of my students and friends. Saying goodbye to my friends has definitely been the hardest part of leaving. It will be strange to not have the constant support and companionship of people like Kasey, Josh, Marion, and Mary Katherine.
Just a few minutes ago, I said goodbye to my girlfriend Sierra. We only dated for three months, but saying goodbye to her really helped me to feel the shift that is taking place in my life as of tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow I set out on the first leg of my journey. My plan is to travel throughout North America, beginning with a trip to Alaska with my Dad. After a week in Alaska, I will be traveling to Costa Rica and then returning home for a four month road trip around the country.
I am eager to see what the next day holds for me.