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.
Although we felt a bit old wandering through the dining hall and meeting some of Julia’s freshman friends, we relished being able to grab whatever food we liked. After 2.5 years in the workforce, we’re quite accustomed to making our own food and meal planning for the coming week, so it came as a bit of a shock that once you’ve swiped into the dining hall at CC, you can take as much of whatever you like. As two gleefully funemployed twenty-somethings, we took full advantage and enjoyed a nice morning cup of coffee as well. 🙂
Most of all, we’ll miss our friends. They say Seattle has a “freeze” and that it can be hard to connect with people, but it wasn’t very true in our experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and hope to return in the future!