30 December 2006

Last night in the US

I never thought this day would come. As much as you plan to do something grand, you never expect it to actually come true. Graduation seemed like centuries away when I entered high school, transfering to UCSC seemed like a lifetime away when I entered Ventura College and moving to a foreign country was more of a romantic fantasy than something that would ever become reality. Actually, I have to keep reminding myself that Mexico is in fact another country. I've travelled there so often and I feel so entirely comfortable there than thinking of it as a different land is almost foreign in and of itself.


So...what does it take to move to a different country....about 7 pieces of luggage, the ability to get rid of three quarters of your possessions, access to a person who is willing to store those things you can't take but can't part with and a lot of incredibly supportive friends and family members. I'm really nervous and yet I'm shivering with excitement. So many people have called me brave but right now I'm wondering if they are confusing bravery with stupidity. I guess that answer will come with time.


I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for everything. Support in college, hugs, lunches, dinners, songs, gifts, shoulders for crying, stories for laughing, everything. I love you all. I can't wait to see you in Mexico!


Megan and Jose sing "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" for me at Golden China Karaoke....Thanks guys!

3 comments:

autumnK said...

have fun ashley~!!

Gramps said...

Remember, grampa is a watchin....

MichaelS said...

LOL!!!!!! that is funny shit!!!! ur friends really love u... b/c i wouldn't do that for my friends at all!!! LOL!!! dead serious!!!!