So here I am in LaGuardia. For $5 I can have 30 minutes of internet, and so I’m going to spend those $5 and make a little weblog post. I’m sitting in virtually the same place that I was about 6 months ago when I was returning home from my External iT job interview. In fact, at that point I paid $5 to have 30 minutes of internet access so that I could IM some people back home and make sure that someone was going to pick me up. Its amazing how much can change in 6 months, and yet how much remains the same.
Even as I’m sitting here, New York is starting to feel like a dream. I was in the car on the way to the airport, and looking around, none of it seemed real. It didn’t seem real that I had spent the last 5 months of my life here, and it didn’t seem real that I was leaving. Maybe I’m numb to all of it, but more likely I’m just very tired and very stressed, so I can’t really think about it.
Overall I’m very glad to have had the chance to live here. I learned a lot, albeit mostly what I don’t like. I proved to myself that I could move across the country and live on my own in a strange place. And I got a chance to do something that I had wanted to do for years, and would have regretted for my whole life if I would have avoided.
But now it is time to go home, and hopefully not forget everything about this weird dream.