While I was experiencing New Mexico for the first time while Andrea reminisced about her high school days, in Dallas it was my turn to walk down memory lane. I moved there during a time of personal exploration, professional development, and putting down roots in a fun, new place.
New Mexico was the state where I learned English, where I met some of my favorite teachers and best friends, where I discovered my love for hiking, where I lived by myself and away from home for the first time. New Mexico holds a very dear place in my heart and coming back to it felt like arriving home. I had missed it without knowing it, and realized how different my life is because of that adventure I embarked on almost a decade ago.