Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I'm packing today, getting ready to leave Austin for a good long time. I'll be back for a week or so in late July, but just to relocate some boxes, re-pack my bags, and then take off for Central America for the next 6-8 months. And as I'm packing, cleaning, organizing, I keep having moments where I feel pretty blue. I don't want to leave. I don't want to leave my friends, I don't want to leave my wonderful house, I don't want to leave my sister, I don't want to leave Barton Springs and live music and biking in the hill country and breakfast tacos and my favorite yoga class.

I'm blue.

Blue like my goggles.

Blue like this picture of ShaNaeNae LaQuita, empress of the universe.

Blue like the Texas sky.

Blue like one of my favorite poems.

Blue like the giant rubber boxes I'm putting the pieces of my life into.

Just a little blue.

Bye, Austin.


Sarah McBride said...

you're still going to blog right??

Good luck with your move!

Judita said...

We miss you already, Cheasty!


Alison said...

I'm blue too because you're leaving :-(

Cheasty said...

Yup, I'll still blog. I'll tell you all about my plan a little bit later. I'm in Bend, Oregon right now and it's FREEZING!! Like 60 degrees. Brrrr. It's been over 100 degrees every day in Austin for the past two weeks and I'm totally dying of cold.

Ashesh said...

Cheasty we are all blue that u are leaving. :(
But we still have ur blog so we can live vicariosuly through ur amazing adventures. :)
Best wishes on ur travels.