Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One Month Left....

My have my emotions been all over the place lately! As we approach June, the end of the school year, and the end of our California time, I have been feeling so bittersweet about everything. Ed and I are so excited to move into our new home and get started on part two of our lives together, but admitting to myself that that means saying goodbye to all this has really started becoming real. I've definitely had some low days the past week, which has let me know that even though I'm consciously feeling great about moving, there's definitely a layer of subconscious that isn't so thrilled. Poor Ed, having to deal with my rollercoaster of feelings :P.

On the plus side, Ed and I have some awesome plans to make our last month amazing!

First up (already done) was a trip to Monterey as my sister Kortney's birthday present (forgot the camera battery, so all images are courtesy of google images). We saw 4 otters in the bay,

 as well as super awesome sea horses, jellyfish, and a ton of other great sea life.
Leafy sea dragon

We also ate really, really well, indulging in great BBQ and the best sundaes ever. 

Over the next month, we are also planning on:
  • Attending the San Francisco Symphony
  • Seeing Ed Graduate with his PhD and having a great celebration

  • Going Camping at Samuel P Taylor Park

  • Celebrating our 2nd Anniversary at Mountain Home Inn and running on Mt. Tam trails

  • Running the Double Dipsea (Ed)
  • Backpacking the Skyline to the Sea trail

It's certainly going to be a very full month, fitting in packing up and bringing home my entire classroom, saying goodbye to my students (and all that a teacher has to do at the end of the school year :P), packing up our apartment, and getting ready for the move.

I have to say though, that typing all that out certainly makes me feel better. We have so many great adventures to take this last month. The perfect way to say goodbye.


  1. Definitely jealous of that Ghiradelli's sundae! I think, too, that seahorse may just be the coolest ocean creature ever- what perfect camoflauge! Your end-of-CA-chapter plans sound wonderful, and there are definitely "rainbows" ahead in this topsy-turvy month ahead of you. Many changes are happening for you and for Ed- not just professionally/scholarly, but you're uprooting everything in your lives. It's only natural that you should feel emotional and somewhat disjointed. Keep breathing, keep remembering "one day at a time"- and keep these happy thoughts present so that you know that there are a lot of good times in between these challenging ones. You've inspired me to get a head start in creating some summer fun plans... We have only 6 days of school left here in Flag, and I am SOOO ready. It seems like it's going sooo slowly. I know I'll be longing to be back after about 2 weeks of summer vacation. Grr! :) I'm a sucker for routine/consistency!

    Hang in there.... take photos of the fun times to come! If you need to, feel free to have another Ghiradelli's sundae with my full blessing. :)

    1. Thanks for the helpful words - I definitely need to live more by the "one day at a time" mantra when I start getting stressed.

      You should definitely share when you make your summer plans - it'll give me some ideas of what I should check out once I get into the area :)

  2. It sounds like you are going to make the most of your last bit of time in CA. All of your adventures sound like fun ones. I've read about the Double Dipsea in Runner's World. I hope that Ed enjoys it.