Not Less-than-Awesome (because most of this IS AWESOME)
- I just realized Hawai’i does not have a baseball team. Or even a minor league team. Needless to say, I am very sadface about this. Time to start streaming Angels games?
- As if you didn’t know I hated moving and that it leaves me “blorft”, I GET TO DO IT AGAIN AND ACROSS THE OCEAN OH OKAY NBD. -____- (Actually it’s a lot better this time, Teach For America is awesome and covers a lot of my relocation. And this time I really can leave most of it behind/give it away! Who wants a couch?!)
- Leaving behind beloved friends and family. Even thinking about saying goodbye leaves me singing Yellowcard in my car while I cry. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!
- The little worries that plague you at night: Where am I going to live? What do you wear to the office in Hawai’i? Will I be able to find a good church? What if I can’t make any friends?!
- Uh, I don’t know what it is, but “Hawai’i” is like a magic word that makes everyone’s problems with me disappear. Everyone at my job has been congratulating me and wishing me well after I told them I was leaving. I didn’t expect them to be mean, but I was surprised at how just awesome everyone is being, and how happy they genuinely seem for me. I am eternally grateful for their excitement for me.
- In that vein, the amount of love and support fam/friends IN Hawai’i have been sending me. All the offers of help and love just make me feel that much better about having a support system in my soon-to-be-home. Also, the TFA Hawai’i staff is just awesome and making me feel welcome and like they are excited to have me. I tweeted about joining staff, and a bunch of Teach For America staffacross the nationtweeted congratulations to me. Just so many reminders of how blessed I am. Like Fr. Fred says, “Remember, you are loved.”
- Googling. Just in general. Phrases I have Googled: “Hawaii” “Hawaii Beach” “Diamond head hiking” “Hawaii running trails” “PLATE LUNCH”
- Getting way-super-totally-hyped to jump back into educational work.
- Sitting in my bed some mornings and realizing that I am about to embark on one of the biggest adventures in my life.