Tomorrow I am going up to New Hampshire so I can see my Grandparents before they leave to go to Florida. I was talking to my grandmother over the phone today and it was during that conversation that I realized that I am not going to be seeing her before my trip, so I convinced her that it would be a good idea for me to come up and see her and Grandpa even if it is for only 4 hours.
This is the start of the goodbye for now's.
One thing that I have learned growing up is how to leave a place with out much emotional trouble. Saying goodbye to people is not hard for me because I feel as though I am just a phone call or a text or facebook post away. I have moved from Garden Valley Idaho to Penang, Malaysia back to Idaho and to Boston with out much trouble (other than packing and unpacking). Some people I know have trouble even leaving their home for a day let alone 3 months. This interests me because it is different from how I feel.
What keeps people from leaving places that they have lived? What makes people so strongly attached to a person or a place that they never venture past the city limits? Is that OK? Is it the smart thing to do? Is it the Right thing to do?
Do you have trouble leaving friends and family for extended periods of time? What do you think it is that keeps you from leaving certain places?
Is it easy for you to leave people and places? What do you think about when you make that transition time after time?
Make a post on this blog. I would like to hear your stories.
BIKE TRACKS: Tea and Scrumpets
TOTAL DISTANCE FOR DAY (TDD) : 18 miles
TOTAL TIME FOR THE DAY (TTD) : 45 min
TOTAL TIME TRAINING: 1 yr 5 wks
TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED: 2279.84 + Miles