Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Ready, Set, Aloha
We are just about ready to go. If you heard some loud cheering yesterday, it was me. Because I finished ALL of my homework. This term of my grad school is done! We started packing today. So far, it’s pretty easy. Anything that is a bathing suit, tank top, shorts, or sandals went into the suitcase. That leaves a lonely winter parka in the closet by itself. (Don’t feel too sorry for it - it has the company of a couple winter hats as well.) I’m just plain excited. Excited about Hawaii and seeing our friends. Excited about the beach and the beautiful scenery that wows me every time. All of that is a given. But, strangely, I’m also excited because I know when I return I will continue on the path to reaching my goals for this year! I’ll start my very last term of grad school. And I’ll start my official marathon training program. Both goals seem like they are much closer in reach, and it’s both humbling and inspiring. I also know that I’ll have many Hawaii pictures and stories to share with you when I return. In the meantime, have a wonderful couple weeks, and I’ll try to send some warm Hawaii weather your way. (Unless you already have warm weather, and in that case, I’ll try to just send an ocean breeze.) Regardless, a warm Aloha to all!