It feels like I'm entering a period of intense blogging, so brace yourself! Today was Day One of my cross-country trip from Pittsburgh to Tacoma. My first leg was a short trip from Beaver County to Columbus to visit Mike, Lindsay, and June Prats.
Although Mike and Lindsay had to get to bed early, it was nice to spend some time with these close friends and relax before a longer day of driving tomorrow en route to Milwaukee. Lindsay cooked us a delicious dinner of chicken, brussel sprouts, and corn on the cob, which was a forgotten bonus about staying with friends along the way!
It was hard to leave everyone today and I get emotional when I see pictures taken at my parents' house because I get nostalgic. Life is progressing, though, and I wasn't going to stay in Pittsburgh forever. I'm thankful that I have felt 100% peace about my choice to take this job at UW Tacoma and start a new chapter.
I think this week will be an enjoyable adventure at times, but my lengthy periods of time on my own will produce a lot of idle thinking time. I need to take advantage of these times and pray, pray, pray. Savoring this trip is important because life will restart upon arrival in Washington.
The Avett Brothers kept me company on the road today. It seemed appropriate for my visit with the Pratses, who are both big fans.
Check out my blog from earlier today, prior to the road to Ohio: Heading West