August 28, 2018

The Last Picnic

My buds and I spent one of our last evenings together picnicking at a park before I headed off to Spain for a semester abroad with a lot of hugs and laughs. These people have big places in my heart and know that we'll be seeing each other sooner than it feels like.

Leaving for Spain was a sense that left a bitter sweet impression. I am leaving a life of friends I call home, favorite places, and routines in my life that feel good and exactly like I have wanted them to be. I have nurtured the people and places in Seattle which have had positive impacts in who I am and who I want to be.

The catch is, they have all led me here.

I am doing exactly what I am supposed to do. Although I am sad to leave a beautiful life (for only a couple months), I know that there will be beauty on the other side if I look and cultivate it. This will certainly be a feeling that will follow me and one I am excited to learn how to notice and talk to. It's part of what happens when you love, love, & love in more than one place in the world.

It's not good-bye, it's see you later.

Hasta luego.

xo, Hallie

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