As I write this, in 6 hours, I'm heading to the airport and departing for Seattle, Washington.
I used to live in Washington, specifically a city nearby Seattle. My close family moved to Florida a few years ago, and I don't feel at home here. Maybe, I... move back?
I've thought about it for a very long time. A trip to revisit the place would be a great start instead of jumping straight in with packing my bags and moving (Not like I can even do that without substantial effort and devotion). Now that a trip is on my doorstep, it's hard to describe how to feel. It's hard to feel, for an odd reason.
I went with my family to Tennessee to meet a relative new to my life. This state is beautiful!
After living in Florida for the last few years, I missed hills. TN has hills galore!
Honestly, I don't really know what travel blogs write about, so I will instead use this blog post as a journal to overcome feelings and plan my goals for the upcoming trip.
Enjoy the pictures, though. PSA: Open images individually to see their full, uncropped size :)
Pictures and journaling
Although, I didn't do much exploring. The Airbnb we stayed at was wonderful, and the goal wasn't necessarily about Tennessee, but about family.
As the Washington trip approaches, I need to have a different approach to this trip than any other I've been on.
I'm going to not only tour colleges for next year, but the state as a whole. Do I really still want to live here? Or is it just some sort of nostalgia of childhood life affecting my views?
To that end, I want to use the time I have to my fullest. 4 days, so 2 full days to experience Seattle. I think I'll spend a day to hang out with old friends in my old city, too.
I don't want to sleep in for this trip, and I don't want to spend most of my time relaxing in our accomodation.
What will I do with this extra time? I'm not sure. You know what sounds nice? Waking up early, walking out of the room to a nearby coffee shop and grabbing a drink in the cold Seattle morning... Seattle is infamous for having a Starbucks on basically every block. Local places, of course, are great too.
Speaking of cold, I miss that too. Florida is too hot and humid for my liking.
There is a lot I miss about Washington. Will it live up to my expectations? I don't want to have too many.
I'm looking forward to the trip above all. Washington may not be how I remember it, but that's okay.
In the past, I could have done so much more, and so much better. I'm nowhere near the best person I can be. At least I'm improving now, and fighting for a better future as much as I can. So, the one thing I hope to get from this trip is determining what I will be spending my final year of high school working towards.
Good pictures would also be nice to get too.