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Saturday, August 13, 2011

the last PHX-PMW connection

sitting here at my gate, reflecting on the fact that this will be the last time i make the trip to school from sky harbour.

i'm excited to see my sister students and see where they are all at. 

this is the beginning of our second year. 

all things have changed. i wish we had some documentation to compare where we were this
time last year. a green group of aspiring midwives have learned so much, touched so many lives and our lives enriched by many.

i think this is the first time i've more or less had school in a place where i wasn't freaking out. 

i only have the small task of packing to loom over me. thankfully i have a mother. i don't need her to pack, but she's come to depersonalize? not sure how i feel about that, but my lovely place will have the tracy taken out of it while i'm away at school.

the weather in phx has been absolutely gorgeous these last few days. i've managed a few good monsoon rains this season, and lately the below 100 temps have allowed for a lot of outdoor galavanting.

over the last 6weeks or so, since my last session up in maine, i've driven the coast to the shores of puget sound. i put my feet in the pacific and have dugs my toes into the desert. 

i've had the rain fall from a shining sky and i've seen it unleash a fury of rain,  replenishing the parched earth.

i studied studied studied. 

so much research and online discussions with students from around north america. i think i amused a few people along the way.

i purged some belongings.

i met new friends and am saying good-bye to the ones i love.

so bittersweet. the closer the time comes to leave, the more i am falling in love with this desert wasteland. this sprawl that defines america.

i'm sad. in a confused way. 

this will be my last commute from sky harbour, but this isn't the end of the journey. 

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