August 1st, 2018:
I’m not ready to go. In so many ways I am – but in most ways, I am not. I loved it here. I loved what I found here. I loved everything I did, who I was, the life made here. And to start over? To maybe never come back? To not see the humans I met here for another year, at the least? Maybe never again? That hurts. Thank God for the internet, and phones, and ease of accessing people. But it still hurts – this life is over now. I am thankful for every bit of it. It hurts because I’m overflowing.