As I finished up my packing (yes, Santa hat included!) and made the final copies of contact information for my parents, I took a moment to enjoy the last Orange County sunset I may possibly see for the next two years. No matter where I go and what kind of adventure I have had, my heart will always belong with home.
Semisonic's "Closing Time" states "every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end" and though I've left California numerous times since the start of this travel blog, this ending marks a new journey in the adventure of life.
And contrary to the theme of Carrie Underwood's popular song (and same name as this post), je suis prête! Off to Peace Corps Staging in Philadelphia!