Gahhhhhhhhh less than a week until my Spring Break and I can't wait! I seriously admire all of you people who aren't teachers....how you go long periods of time with no time off is beyond me. I live for SB still at 25 (almost 26!) years old :) This Spring Break, me and my friend Erin are going to stay in Tucson and try to cram in all of the things I want to do before I leave! Some of these include:
1) Hiking in Sabino Canyon (easy; we do this every weekend)
2) Dinner at Starr Pass Resort
3) Get a mac and cheese burger at Lindy's
4) Watch the sunset at Gates Pass
5) Check out the views at Mt. Lemmon
6) Ice cream at The Hub
7) Yoga at Yoga Oasis
8) Country dancing at The Wreck
9) Harry Potter Shots at Hotel Congress
10) Shop (OK window shop) at La Encantada
Bonus: A few things I haven't done yet but must do before I leave!
Old Tucson (this is literally .5 miles from my house and still haven't gone....must change that ASAP)
I have had quite a few people ask me why I don't just stay in Tucson if I want to be on the West Coast so bad, and I keep saying the same thing. That it just doesn't feel right for some reason. And I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's just not right. Except this weekend I finally figured out what was so wrong about it.
When I graduated high school, I went to WIU because my boyfriend and best friends were going there. I don't regret it for a second, but I didn't really choose it for me. I kind of just went along.
When I moved to Tucson, it was for Steven. I love this place so much but I never would have come out here if it wasn't for him. Again, I don't regret it for a single second, but, I didn't move here for me.
Staying in Tucson feels wrong, because it wasn't my choice. Whatever I do now, wherever I end up, needs to be my own choice. I need to choose it, if that makes sense! So although I love Tucson to tears, it just seems right to pick a new place on my own terms to begin my next chapter. I don't see it as running away but more running towards myself, this new version of me, alone, at 25, finally choosing for myself.
All that said, Tucson is my home right now. It is a perfect fit for this chapter of my life. Leaving is going to be the most bittersweet thing I've ever done. This place is so unique, so incredible, so loving and so home. Tucson, I will be back again soon! Until I move though, I will be soaking up every single sun-soaked inch of this city.
If you were moving, what is ONE thing you would HAVE to do before you left?