No Estoy Lista.

5 Aug

Listening To: “Loose Ends” – Imogen Heap, Speak for Yourself

A fourth grader at summer school wrote me a letter, and the last line of the letter reads, “I bet your going to have a great SUMMER!”

He was right. This summer was the best summer of my life.

…And it happened in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Once again, showing me that my first impressions are almost always wrong and that every person (and place) deserves a second chance.

If you asked me 6 months ago, I would have told you that all I wanted was to get away from Gettysburg. Now I can’t stop crying because I don’t want to leave. I like it, I like to get knocked down when I think I have it all figured out (I should indicate that I still feel the same way about the College, and those feelings may even have been magnified this summer. But Gettysburg as a town is ranking high these days).

Tomorrow is the last day of my Heston journey, the last day of my internship with the LIU Migrant Education Program, the last day of living at the Heston-soon-to-be-German-again House, the last day of carefree picnics with the LIU families. I don’t want to talk about it.

Tomorrow also indicates Day One of preparation for my four month stay in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

No estoy lista.

So for now, I am going to remember the words of my student, and continue to have a great SUMMER, and worry about the beginning and endings another time.



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