T minus seven days before departure. I have actually found it more difficult to accept leaving San Diego than leaving my hometown. I knew that place would always be my "home;" I knew I would visit as often as possible; I knew I had ties there, but San Diego doesn't have a clear label in my life...it was a place I spent 3 years of my life...it was where I had my first real job, where I had my first apartment, where I had plenty of adventures. I am leaving with much more than I came with...more perspective, more memories and more things to miss.
Things I'll miss most about California:
Dog Parks/Dog Beaches
Calls from base
Steven Jekyll Webb
The fact that rain dates don't have to exist
Everything being "10 minutes away"
South Park and our apartment
Exploring the West Coast
La Jolla Shores
Being 3 hours behind everyone else
And, of course, my family